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Treatment tester Nice ‘needs remedy’

Assessment practices at the body responsible for deciding which treatments should be used by the NHS have come under attack from MPs. The Commons’ health committee calls for changes to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) in a report published today, saying the threshold deciding whether a treatment is cost-effective is of… Read more »

Sir John Tooke completes report into junior doctor recruitment
Report criticises govt control of medic training

The government should be stripped of its responsibility for overseeing the training of junior doctors, a report into last year’s medic recruitment fiasco has concluded. The report by professor Sir John Tooke’s calls for an independent body to control the recruitment of junior medics, arguing the Department of Health (DoH) should not be in charge… Read more »