Are NICE Enemies of Innovation?
In my book Neurofeedback For Trauma – Past Present and Future, there is a section titled “Enemies of Innovation?” where we question the independence of NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
There is a much more comprehensive analysis here.
Yesterday Secrtatary of State for Health, Sajid Javid, made a keynote speech on the Digital Transformation of the NHS.
I was there, and asked him a question about the role that reform of NICE should play in the wider transformation of the NHS:
The reference to Lord Kelvin is in response to the point the Health Secretary made earlier in his speech that in 1865, Lord Kelvin, the eminent scientist , said “I have no doubt x-rays will turn out to be a hoax”.
Stuart Black, 30th June 2022.