In September 2013, Meningitis Now and our supporters pushed for ‘no gap for implementation’ between negotiations concluding and the first baby receiving the first dose.
This summer we were told verbally that this would happen.
Now, publication of NHS Public Health Functions Agreement, aka Section 7a, confirms that financial and workload commitments are in place, ahead of price agreement.
We welcome this formal step, but our Beat it Now! campaign continues to press Government and manufacturer Novartis to finish negotiations ASAP, to speed up implementation.
This is the announcement we want to hear.