Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1715)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

1715. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the status of the governance review of drugs approval and procurement process. [33828/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department has completed a tender process for a review of the HSE reimbursement and pricing decision-making process and Mazars has been appointed as the consultancy firm to complete this review. Work on the review is progressing.

The review will make recommendations, as considered appropriate, in respect of any required improvements to the HSE’s systems, structures, processes, governance arrangements or use of specialist resources in respect of the review.

In making its recommendations, the review will have regard to best practice regarding the procurement of medicines, the conduct of high-value commercial negotiations, governance, organisational structures, skill-mix and oversight.