Equality and Human Rights Consultation - NICE TA - Sofosbuvir-velpatasvir for Treating Chronic Hepatitis C

Consultation opened on 13 December 2016. Closing date 23 January 2017 at 17:00.

Summary

NICE guidance is designed and developed for the NHS in England and is therefore not automatically applicable to Northern Ireland. On 1 July 2006 the Department established links with NICE whereby all technology appraisals and clinical guidelines published from that date are locally reviewed for applicability to Northern Ireland and, where appropriate, are endorsed for implementation in health and social care. THE LOCAL REVIEW DOES NOT REASSESS THE CLINICAL AND COST EVIDENCE USED BY NICE IN FORMING ITS ADVICE. This link has ensured that Northern Ireland has access to up-to-date, independent, professional, evidence-based guidance on the value of health care interventions.

Documents

Consultation description

Guidance for the consultation can be found on the NICE website.

The HSC (SQSD) 2/13 circular provides details of the process for the endorsement, implementation, monitoring and assurance of NICE Technology Appraisals in Northern Ireland.

In order to meet the timescales set out in the circular, the closing date for responses is Monday 23rd January 2017.

This will inform the Equality Screening.

Ways to respond

Email -
SGU-NICEGuidance@health-ni.gov.uk
Write to -
Quality Regulation Policy & Legislation Branch
Department of Health
Room D1
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SQ

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