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Letters NICE and NHSE guidance on evidence based interventions

Does NICE support NHS England’s plan to restrict interventions?

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 09 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1618
  1. John W L Puntis, consultant paediatrician
  1. Leeds LS8 1DW, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s commitment to shared decision making is welcome, but not reflected in its endorsement of advice from NHS England to commissioners on “17 evidence based interventions.”12 NHS England argued that variation in numbers of interventions between clinical commissioning groups was because doctors were not following established clinical guidelines (p 5).1 Despite this, having set out …

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