228724 - Strokes (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will recommend to NICE that it updates the EQ5D methodology to better represent meaningful quality of life measures used in assessing cost-effectiveness for interventions that could affect the long-term survival of stroke patients with associated disability.

George Freeman

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent body and is responsible for the development of the methods it uses in the development of its guidance. NICE reviews its methods and processes periodically, including consultation with stakeholders, to ensure that they remain appropriate. Ministers are able to refer topics to NICE to be included in their work programme.