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Monday, 17 November 2014

VBA response details…

…..are not yet available, but a preliminary analysis is available in the papers that went to the September Board.  As you will remember from reading this Blog last month, NICE’s VBA proposals have been abandoned following a consultation that produced little in the way of consensus.

When you read the preliminary analysis, it suggests that there was actually very little support for any of the proposals made.  33% support for the notion of proportional shortfall as measure of burden of illness is the highest ‘approval rating’.  The results are summarised in this graph.
The consequences of all this are that End of Life criteria will remain and “further consideration of burden of illness and wider societal benefits should be taken forward in the context of the broader consideration of the way in which new treatments are developed, evaluated and supported for adoption in the NHS”.