We live in a world facing many interrelated challenges, and the choices we make about allocating public sector resources have never been more consequential. The perspective taken in an economic evaluation determines the costs and outcomes included in that evaluation and therefore shapes resource allocation and access to new treatments. In this blog, we review the (lack of) changes to NICE’s manual to include elements of a ‘societal perspective’.

Since 1984, the UK's second Wednesday of each March is NO SMOKING DAY (NSD). The NSD aims to encourage smokers who want to quit. In 2022, NSD falls on the 9th of March and has the slogan "Today is the Day". 

On the occasion of the 2022 NSD, a reflection on where the UK is regarding...