Dynamic, Collaborative, Excellent – NICE’s new 5-year strategy
On 28th April, Baroness Walmsley chaired a virtual roundtable event with key speakers from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Chairman Sharmila Nebhrajani and CEO Gillian Leng.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) plays an important role in providing information, quality standards and guidance for health care professionals. The organisation is involved in many activities from approving the use of medicines to evaluating new technologies, and collaborates with organisations on a national and international level. All of NICE’s activities are designed to ensure that patients receive the best evidence-based care at all stages from referral to treatment.
The newly published NICE strategy, covering the 5 years from 2021 to 2026, was developed during the global Covid-19 pandemic. This is reflected in the ambition for increased agility and collaboration in NICE’s vision. The strategy also acknowledges that beyond the pandemic, the health landscape is changing. Increased innovation, digitalisation and shared decision making is likely to affect not just the advice NICE produces, but the speed it will need to work at and the audience its information is aimed at.