Video, Dr George Follows discusses the role of patients in aiding access to new medicines

Video, Dr George Follows discusses the role of patients in aiding access to new medicines

The current financial climate and the arrival of expensive long term novel therapies to treat CLL is causing much debate about what government can afford. What can we do to make sure treatments that CLL patients need are available?

“What is cost effective use of NHS money to treat disease”?

We CLL Patients will need to become more organised to pressure government together especially when there is so much competition for treatment of other conditions.

Can patients band together so their needs are heard and understood?

CLL Support Association and UK CLL Forum are bringing patients and clinicians together.

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  • Great stuff, but the benefits of the new TKIs are not just short term. Less bone marrow damage and immune damage will mean less expensive care in the long run.

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