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Greater patient involvement in clinical effectiveness

The framework follows a systematic review on PPI conducted by a team from Dublin City University led by Dr Veronica Lambert and shared with the NCEC in March 2016.

Patients and patient advocates were involved in the commissioning and writing of that review, and others provided advice to the team. 

“PPI in clinical effectiveness processes is important to the NCEC,” a Department of Health spokesperson told the Medical Independent (MI). 

“The Committee has two members representing patients’ interests.”

The review has led the NCEC to put out a tender for the development of a new “Framework for PPI”.

“There is now a current call on eTenders for a project to develop a Framework for PPI in national clinical effectiveness processes, that will include the development of a values statement to underpin the model framework and supporting materials such as a training curriculum, toolkit, and evaluation resource,” said the spokesperson.

“The call closes at the end of October 2016. In addition, the NCEC requires patient involvement on each guideline development group.”

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