DoH (Department of Health) consults on next NICE (UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence) assessment programme:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Photodynamic therapy to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), hip resurfacing, ultrasonic central venous line ('c-line') detection and surgical procedures to treat morbid obesity are among the technologies that the UK's Department of Health plans to refer next to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), following consultation with key stakeholders. Meanwhile, NICE has approved new appraisal guidelines. At this month's board meeting it also decided to strengthen its assessment capacity and establish an appeals committee.