The chemotherapy regimens list is published in order to necessitate coding, reporting and costing of chemotherapy regimens in the NHS in England.
The final date for any requests to be considered for introduction to the National Tariff chemotherapy regimens list for 2015/16 will be August 2014. Please note that submissions made afterwards will be included in the subsequent updates.
The chemotherapy regimen list will be published on the Technology Reference data Update Distribution (TRUD) portal, please see the below link:
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), is commissioned by NHS England to facilitate the Oncology Regimens Steering Group (ORSG) which advises, provides expert opinion and quality reviews the contents of regimens and of candidate drugs introduced or removed from the chemotherapy regimen list to ensure that they are accurate, fit for purpose and assess their suitability for inclusion in the chemotherapy regimens list.
The HSCIC works closely with the Cancer Network Pharmacy Forum (CNPF) and NHS England to maintain and update the list, with revised drug costs based on the new British National Formulary (BNF) and identify and cost new regimens to add to the list. The HSCIC uses the information entered and collated from the portal to initiate this process.
Please note that the request portal should not be used for non-chemotherapy high cost drugs or high cost devices. These have separate portals available from: