NHS: Standards

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

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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 Stephen Barclay Stephen 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.

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