More MS news articles for July 2002

Health Committee publishes its review of NICE

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3 July 2002
Health Committee publishes its review of NICE

The Health Select Committee review of the activities of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) was published on 3 July. During the review the Health Committee took verbal and written evidence from parties that had had interaction with NICE, including both the MS Trust and the MS Society.

Several points we made have been accepted. In particular the problem of having the Chairman of NICE as the Chair of the Appeal Panel, and the lack of genuine discussion with NICE about submitted data.

The full report is available on the Health Committee’s website in either HTML
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200102/cmselect/cmhealth/515/51502.htm
or pdf
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200102/cmselect/cmhealth/515/515.pdf
format.