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CF Modulators: Update from your CF Team.
In October 2019 the government announced a deal with Vertex to allow us to prescribe Orkambi, Symkevi and Ivacaftor to eligible patients.

Three weeks later our Trust’s regulatory procedures were completed. From the last week of November we have been consenting patients to start new medicines via homecare delivery. Following the consent process, which involves a blood test to check your current liver function, a detailed prescription is filled out and sent to the homecare company (Lloyds). We have been informed by Lloyds that those patients who were initially consented at the end of November can expect to have their medication delivered by mid to end of January 2020.

If you don’t know whether or not you are eligible, please ask in clinic !

With best wishes for a very happy Christmas!

Dr Jo Whitehouse (CF Centre Director)