The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new combined methods and processes manual and a topic selection manual for its health technology evaluation programmes.
The changes outlined in the manuals came into effect from 1 February 2022 for new evaluations and will give patients earlier access to innovative new treatments. NICE has set out the key changes in the manuals as below:
“Our vision at NICE is to be at the forefront of delivering access for patients in the NHS to valuable, evidence-based innovative medicines, medical devices and diagnostics”, said former NICE Chief Executive Gillian Leng.
Since 1 February, Dr Samantha Roberts has taken over from Gillian Leng as NICE’s Chief Executive.