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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33922, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to work with NICE to help ensure that its committees (a) adequality consider and (b) are accountable to patient testimony.

Answered on

21 July 2021

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent body and is responsible for the methods and processes it uses in developing its guidance. Patients are represented on NICE’s committees and patient groups are able to register as stakeholders in the development of guidance and comment on its recommendations. NICE is currently reviewing its methods and processes for developing recommendations on new technologies, including its processes for patient involvement.