ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Review calls for NICE expansion

July 27, 2010 12:49 AM UTC

England's Department of Health released a review of 18 government-funded organizations that includes a proposal to expand NICE's authority to evaluate social care of the elderly and disabled. The report did not propose changes to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and noted that the agency is largely self-funding. The report is part of the coalition government's plan to simplify the National Health Service and reduce NHS administrative costs by 45% over the next four years. ...