By David Shaw. The Queen’s funeral took place on 19th September 2022, which was declared a bank holiday. As a result, many NHS services were scaled back: hospital appointments were cancelled, operations were delayed, and GP surgeries closed, with several serious effects on patient care. Many NHS trusts cancelled non-emergency operations on the day of […]
Paying more for highly specialised technologies: equity or profligacy?
By Jonathan Michaels The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently consulted on possible revisions to its processes for health technology evaluation. An important aspect of the proposed changes related to topic selection criteria for the Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) programme. This is of great commercial interest as it allows some technologies to […]