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Patients to get faster access to the most cost effective treatments under proposed changes to NICE's process

  Created on Thursday, 27 Oct 2016. Posted in Impact

The proposals are part of a joint consultation by NICE and NHS England that would see the introduction of a ‘fast track’ option for appraising technologies which offer exceptional value for money.

This would mean treatments that are likely to have a cost per QALY (quality adjusted life year) of up to £10,000 would be dealt with more quickly under a ‘lighter touch’ process