Posts Tagged ‘NICE’

NHS England strikes deals to make new treatments for MS and breast cancer routinely available

NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. Patients with Multip...

Sepsis guidance from NICE “unachievable” given NHS workforce pressures

NICE quality standards on sepsis are "unachievable" with current staff shortages, a senior acute medic has warned. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Soc...

NICE wants patients to get faster access to the most cost effective treatments

Patients could benefit from the most cost effective treatments nearly three months faster under new plans. The proposals are part of a joint consultatio...

NICE condemns Roche for price of cancer therapy

The pharmaceuticals giant Roche has been criticised in unprecedented terms by the government's drugs watchdog for refusing to significantly lower the price...

Nurses shouldn’t care for eight or more patients

Registered nurses should not be caring for more than 8 patients during the day time on a regular basis, a draft NICE guideline warns. Eighteen months afte...

NICE questions plan for assessing new drugs

Health experts reject proposals reportedly being considered by the government to assess a patient's benefit to society when deciding to pay for new drugs. ...

Do you want to be a NICE fellow or scholar?

Health and social care professionals can now apply for Fellowships and Scholarships provided by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (...

NICE appraisals to be more ‘political’ after pressure

The Department of Health has bowed to industry pressure to make the NICE appraisal process more 'politically accountable' and is set to remove the institut...

NICE to be stripped of drugs rationing role

NICE will no longer make ‘yes' or ‘no' decisions on access to drugs from 2014 as the Department of Health will set the maximum price the NHS will pay, ...

NICE guidance on patient experience in NHS

New NICE guidance has been launched to provide the evidence and direction for a cultural shift to patient-centred care. Both guidance and a ‘quality s...

NICE support will be vital if consortia inherit rationing

GP consortia must not be forced to ration drugs without support from NICE, the BMA's GP committee has warned. In December, the DoH published plans to cut ...