HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 c134W
34. Mr. Miller

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the role of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the NHS. [34403]

Ms Jowell

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence will give a new coherence and prominence to information about clinical and cost-effectiveness. It will develop and disseminate clinical guidelines based on relevant evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness so as to inform decision making and support evidence-based practice in the National Health Service. We will be consulting on the Institute's role and responsibilities over the coming months.

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