NICE should have bigger role in guiding NHS, says report

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:585
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) should be expanded to enable it to assess all new drugs and treatments more quickly to set priorities about what care should be provided by the NHS in England and Wales, an independent think tank has recommended.

In its latest report the Institute for Public Policy Research looks at what policies are needed to sustain a high quality health service that is affordable but that also meets the public's increasingly higher expectations of what care should be provided. …

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