This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep) immediately available on the NHS
PrEP is as effective as condoms in preventing HIV transmision Studies PROUD & IPERGAY both showed that PrEP dramatically reduced infections-no instances of someone who was taking PrEP properly getting HIV
NHSEngland wont provide provide PrEP until late 2016 at the earliest This is too long to wait
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. It’s meant to be used consistently, as a pill taken every day,
Terrence Higgins Trust is advocating for PrEP because it has the potential to prevent new infections among some of those at greatest risk of acquiring HIV.
PrEP is not yet available through the NHS on prescription and there is no agreement yet for when this may happen.
Proud Study - http://www.proud.mrc.ac.uk
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months
This response was given on 25 April 2016
NHS England have agreed to carefully consider their position on commissioning Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. The Government is investing £2.4m in HIV prevention nationally.
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The NHS provides world class treatment and care for people living with HIV and work on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) should be seen in the context of our wider commitments to tackling HIV. We have sustained our national £2.4 million investment in HIV prevention and through this funded a number of innovative local projects and set up a new HIV home sampling service - one of the first of its kind. It is also worth highlighting that national investment in home sampling has been significantly enhanced by local investment from local authorities.
With regard to PrEP, NHS England has agreed to carefully consider their position on commissioning. Planning continues on the early implementer tests sites in the meantime. Whatever the commissioning arrangements for PrEP, decisions to fund will depend on full assessment of clinical and cost effectiveness and how it can be integrated with other HIV prevention efforts.
Department of Health
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MPs debate Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep)
Something happened in Parliament that might interest you.
On 7 June, MPs asked the government about the decision not to commission and fund Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for adults at risk of contracting HIV.
How to find out what was said:
You can watch the question and the government's response on Parliament TV: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/102bac9f-ce3a-493a-82a7-0f2853659c64?in=12:37:53
You can read the question and the government's response on the Hansard website: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-06-07/debates/16060731000002/NHSCommissioning(Pre-ExposureProphylaxis)
Who was involved:
Andrew Gwynne MP asked the question. Jane Ellison MP, the Government Minister for Public Health, responded. Other MPs then asked questions.
Why was the question asked:
This was an "urgent question" in the House of Commons. MPs can ask the Speaker for permission to ask a government minister something which is decided to be a matter of urgent public importance. You can find out more on the Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/urgent-questions/