Arm’s Length Bodies (Triennial Reviews):Written statement - HCWS170

Department of Health
Made on: 21 July 2015
Made by: George Freeman (The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health)

Arm’s Length Bodies (Triennial Reviews)

The Department of Health has completed its Triennial Reviews of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), and is today publishing the associated review reports.

The four reviews, which commenced on 15 January 2015 (ACCEA), 30 October 2014 (MHRA and NICE) and 16 October 2014 (NHSLA), consulted with a wide range of stakeholders. Their key conclusions are that all the organisations perform necessary functions. However, all the review reports make a number of recommendations – primarily around communications and engagement, efficiency and governance – that aim to improve performance further.

Copies of all four reports and associated annexes are attached.

ACCEA Triennial Review Report (PDF Document, 692.35 KB)
MHRA Triennial Review Report (PDF Document, 1.95 MB)
NHSLA Triennial Review Report (PDF Document, 1.71 MB)
NICE Triennial Review Report (PDF Document, 439.67 KB)
NICE Triennial Review Report - annexes (PDF Document, 534.78 KB)
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS161

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