This National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) report summarises recommendations from the Citizens Council. NICE will go on to establish a methodological advisory group to build on existing guideline / standards development methods. Innovative approaches are likely to incorporate economic evaluations of social care, considering the costs and benefits from informal care.
“NICE will develop innovative new ways of considering how the costs and benefits of informal care can be taken into account when developing social care guidance and quality standards. This follows a series of recommendations made by NICE’s Citizens Council who were asked at their last meeting to consider whether NICE needed to take into account any additional factors when looking at social care”.
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Citizens Council meeting report: what aspects of benefit, cost and need should NICE take into account when developing social care guidance. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), July 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].