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Letters NICE on patient group financial interests

NICE responds to article on patient organisations declaring financial interests

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 15 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l733
  1. Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and health and social care director
  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London SW1A 2BU, UK
  1. pressoffice{at}

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence welcomes this important comment on our approach to managing declarations of interest.1 It is very important to us that the arrangements we have in place for patient organisations to declare their interests should leave those who use our guidance feeling confident in its independence and objectivity.

We know that the patient organisations working with …

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