Monday, 9 March 2015

Does medicines regulator Nice face a post-election overhaul?

Does medicines regulator Nice face a post-election overhaul? The different political parties each have plans for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

It is 16 years since the then Labour government launched Nice (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) with the aim of ending the “postcode lottery” by providing definitive expert-based national guidance on the drugs and treatments that should be provided by the NHS. In the runup to the general election it seems that Labour alone of the three main political parties wants to see significant changes that it says would strengthen Nice and guard against signs that the lottery is re-emerging. Continue reading... The Guardian

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