BBC: NHS England to stop 'ineffective' treatments (2)

2 July, 2018

This is an interesting extension of 'applying what works' or 'evidence informed / based practice' as it affects surgery. LMICs may find it difficult to follow the initiative because most of them lack the necessary data and evidence based plat form to allow them make any informed decisions. Thats why we would be interested to members answers to the question that Neil posed. [*see note below]

One question worth asking is, would the same principle be applied to non surgical conditions/ interventions in the NHS?.

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group:

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[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): 'Is anyone aware of examples or trends in specific countries where ineffective treatments are being supported, or where other national governments are seeking to eliminate ineffective or harmful treatments?']