16 December 2016
Article by Elizabeth Norris, National Assembly for Wales Research Service
This factsheet (PDF, 461KB) provides a brief guide to Access to Medicines in Wales. It describes how medicines undergo an appraisal process prior to being made available to patients on the NHS. It also explains some of the ways patients can access medicines which are not routinely available on the NHS and new drugs which may be suitable for advanced or complicated health conditions.
The Research Service acknowledges the parliamentary fellowship provided to Elizabeth Norris by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Natural Environment Research Council, which enabled this blog post to be completed.