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Archive of: March, 2008

  • NICE's social value judgements

    The Specialised Healthcare Alliance has responded to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s consultation on the principles it should follow in designing process es to develop guidance.

    p.The proposals build on the 2005 NICE document, ‘Social value judgements: principles for the d e velopment of NICE guidance’. In its response the SHCA emphasise s that a better balance needs to be struck between the various factors mentioned in the Secretary of State’s directions to NICE, including the degree of clinical need and the impact on innovation as well as cost effectiveness.