NICE to rate trusts on implementing new treatments
29 August, 2012 in news
This dog has long been concerned by the fact that insulin pumps were approved by NICE in 2003, yet in some parts of the country getting hold of a pump is still tougher than teaching a dog to carb count.
It seems NICE have woken up to the fact that making up the rules isnâ€™t enough, you also have to monitor how well people stick to them to drive take up. From September theyâ€™ll be publishing an â€śinnovation scorecardâ€ť so humans can see which trusts are adopting new treatments and drugs most quickly. And then use that information to challenge their hospital as to why theyâ€™re lagging behind, or go walkies to the hospitals that are providing the latest treatment.
For more detail, see INPUTâ€™s post on the subjectÂ here.