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Britain to monitor unproved medical techniques

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.551 (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:551

The British government is to introduce a monitoring system for new, unproved medical and surgical techniques to protect the public and ensure value for money in the NHS. The system, which is being explored in talks with the royal colleges, could operate on similar lines to the Committee on Safety of Medicines, evaluating new techniques and procedures just as the committee assesses new drugs and approves them for general use in the health service.

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