New NICE guidelines must have affordability and workforce assessment in order to be implemented

NHS England has published their Board Paper on NHS planning for 2018/19 which includes considerations to guide future decisions. One recommendation is for new advisory NICE guidelines to only be implemented locally across the NHS if they are accompanied by a clear and agreed affordability and workforce assessment at the time they are drawn up.

The intention is to be realistic about what can be expected from remaining available funds and to stop criticism of frontline NHS staff who would be burdened with unattainable goals

The full NHS Board paper can be found here.

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Published 4. December 2017 in News UK