HC Deb 03 February 1998 vol 305 c616W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what eligibility criteria have been drawn up for access to combination drug therapies for people with HIV-AIDS living in Scotland; and how these differ from guidelines in use in the rest of the United Kingdom. [26005]

Mr. Galbraith

[holding answer 27 January 1998]: It is for individual clinicians to determine the appropriate treatment in consultation with the patients concerned and having regard to any locally agreed treatment protocols. I have recently set up an expert group, part of whose remit is to recommend appropriate treatment protocols for combination therapy for HIV patients.