Role of NICE should be expanded, MPs told

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:119
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    The body that decides which drugs can be prescribed on the NHS in England and Wales should have a much expanded role looking at a greater breadth of health care and its effect, a parliamentary committee has been told.

    Also, giving patients a stronger voice would help repair the reputation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), witnesses told MPs on the parliamentary health select committee as part of their inquiry into NICE.

    Tim Crayford, president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, giving evidence, said that NICE had not evaluated a large amount of what the NHS currently provided …

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