National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drugs the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has not recommended for use in each year since its formation up until the latest year for which records are available.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is shown in the table. Further information is published on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) website at: www.nice.org.uk/media/64A/EE/NICETADecisionSummary November2011.pdf.

Year Number of drugs and other technologies appraised1,2 Number not recommended1
2000 27 1
2001 31 2
2002 54 6
2003 33 3
2004 49 0
2005 18 0
2006 48 3
2007 30 7
2008 44 9
2009 31 9
2010 47 8
20113 32 8

Source: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Notes:

1 Includes routine reviews of appraisals undertaken in previous years so a drug/treatment indication combination may be included more than once.

2 Excludes terminated appraisals

3 2011 figures cover the period January-November 2011.

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