The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence – NICE – have issued their strategy for 2021 to 2026.
NICE state that the 5-year plan sets out their ambition to continue to improve health and wellbeing, by putting science and evidence at the heart of health and care decision making, while keeping ahead of the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
In their new strategic ambition, NICE have set four key pillars to help their effort:
- Rapid, robust and responsive technology evaluation
- Dynamic, living guideline recommendations
- Effective guidance uptake to maximise their impact
- Leadership in data, research and science
This is very good news for patients, healthcare professionals and innovators.
“We work with our clients in a complex regulated marketplace. Provision of effective healthcare is one of the greatest challenges nations face. It also happens to be one of the most rapidly developing arenas both technologically and scientifically. With their new strategy, NICE, while not a regulator, are highlighting that innovation and rigorous control do not have to be mutually exclusive. That is an idea that scales, both for NICE and for us on our development projects, in our consulting work,” said Julian Dixon, Human Factors Consulting Director, Team Consulting.