NHS: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th November 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on decision-making by NHS Trusts in the event that recommendations from (a) Getting it Right First Time and (b) NICE are contradictory.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The National Health Service must comply with its current obligations concerning National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance. The Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) team engage with NICE before publication of reports.

GIRFT clinical leads liaise with the Royal Colleges / professional societies relevant to the specialty, to review the data and findings and to develop recommendations that fulfil improvements for a range of partners, including: clinicians, trusts, commissioners, sustainability and transformation partnerships, professional bodies, and national public bodies.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.