GPs and primary care trusts are given advice on commissioning

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:181
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published six new evidence based guides on commissioning services. This more than doubles the number of topics in such guidance for NHS staff who are responsible for costing and arranging new or improved services.

    The new topics are memory assessment, hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, female urinary incontinence, intrauterine devices, bariatric surgery, and the intrauterine system for contraception and for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding. The guides offer a way of implementing the recommendations on evidence based care found in NICE’s …

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