HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 cc906-7W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) appraisals and (b) sets of guidelines were issued by NICE in (i) Q4 2000–01 and (ii) Q1, (iii) Q2 and (iv) Q3 in 2001–02. [46284]

Ms Blears

The information requested is as follows:

Number of technology appraisals Number of clinical guidelines
January-March 2001 5 0
April-June 2001 4 3
July-September 2001 4 1
October-December 2001 1 0
Total 2001 14 4

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence also published "Referral advice, a guide to appropriate referral from general to specialist service" in December 2001.

Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appraisals of new or existing technologies by NICE were produced in 2001. [47293]

Yvette Cooper

holding answer 10 April 2002]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Romsey (Sandra Gidley) today.