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.