HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

NICE appeals process amended

The NICE appeals process is to be amended from April 2013 by having a chair and other members from outside NICE.  This follows pressure from the ABPI to have a more ‘independent’ appeals process.  Although this dialogue was with Andrew Lansley – who has now left his post as Secretary of State for Health – the changes are expected to continue.  His replacement – Jeremy Hunt – is well known for his fervent support for multinational companies. Consequently, keep an eye out for further changes to NICE as requested by the ABPI.