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GPs could face lobbying from their patients, pharma companies and who knows who else if they are given the responsibility of deciding which drugs they'll provide, A report in Pulse which follows a story in the Guardian, says that NICE will not longer mandate which drugs they will provide. The story says
The Government has revealed it intends to remove the job of deciding which drugs are available on the NHS from NICE - and give the responsibility direct to GPs instead.
In a major shake-up of the rationing of treatments on the NHS, NICE drug appraisals will become advisory – rather than statutory – and the decision about whether a patient receives a particular treatment will be taken at a local level by GPs.
The www.dh.gov.uk/" target="_BLANK">Department of Health says this development will be accompanied by a move towards ‘value-based’ pricing, where the price of treatments ‘will reflect the value they bring’.
Does this mean a return to postcode lotteries and do GPs want to take over this remit from NICE as it could make them pretty unpopular.