BIA response to NICE consultation on including technology appraisal recommendations in guideline topic areas

The BIA has responded to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s consultation on methods and processes for including NICE technology appraisal (TA) recommendations in guidelines. For further details about the consultation, please visit the consultation page on the NICE website.

The BIA supports the proposals for the incorporation of NICE TA recommendations into the guideline topic area. However, the BIA does not support the proposals for the integration of NICE TA recommendations. We are concerned that integration could have a number of unintended consequences, including reducing clinician and patient choice and damaging the attractiveness of the UK as a launch market, as detailed in our response. 

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