NHS consultationNHS England : Consultation on Evidence Based Interventions

The NHS is looking to reduce the number of interventions they do that are not clinically effective or only effective when they are performed in specific circumstances.

At both national and local levels, there is a general consensus that more needs to be done to ensure that the least effective interventions are not routinely performed, or only performed in more clearly defined circumstances.

To this end, the NHS has launched the Evidence Based Interventions Programme. They are consulting on the design principles of the programme, the interventions we should target initially and proposed clinical criteria, the activity goals we should set and delivery actions, including proposed new terms in the NHS Standard Contract.

The proposals aim to reduce avoidable harm to patients, save precious professional time, help clinicians maintain their professional practice in line with the changing evidence base, create headroom for innovation and maximise value and avoid waste for patients and taxpayers.

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