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New December briefing note and communication issued by NHSE for ETCS
Date: 20 December 2018
There are a number of changes in the way CCGs, NHS England Specialised Commissioning and NHS providers are expected to manage excess treatment costs (ETCs) related to non-commercial research.
The response to the consultation, Supporting research in the NHS, set out how NHS England, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Health Research Authority, working together, would implement changes to simplify arrangements for managing ETCs. These can be found here.
The new system is aimed at making it simpler and less bureaucratic for ETCs to be identified and reimbursed, which should be better for everyone involved, and we are currently in a pilot phase (until March 2019) to test the new model.
Download the latest briefing on new arrangements for ETCs. Please note on P2, Para 3 that a formal letter was sent to NHS provider trust Directors of Finance on 5 November .