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Sir Michael Rawlins (Chairman, NICE) talks about the role of NICE in medicine today. Beginning with how it was established he explains NICE's role in deciding on the cost-effectiveness and safety of new interventions.

This lecture was filmed at an event called: 'Nice.. or not so nice? (lecture by Sir Michael Rawlins)'.

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"Michael Rawlins became consultant physician, consultant clinical pharmacologist and Ruth and Lionel Jacobson professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, holding these posts from 1973 until 2006. He served as vice-chairman and later as chairman of the committee on Safety of Medicines.

Sir Michael became chairman of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence at the time of its formation. Even with this enormous workload he lectures and advises around the world, and remains an Honorary Professor of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine"

Date of lecture: 12th May 2011

Length: 00:36:54

00:00:01 - Introduction
00:09:45 - NHS Evidence
00:14:50 - Cost Effectiveness
00:31:29 - The International Interest

Professor Irene Higginson, Professor of Palliative Care and Policy at King's College London.

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Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society.

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Professor David Haslam, Immediate Past President, Royal College of General Practitioners.

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Dr Richard Huxtable, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine. 

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Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.

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Professor David Nutt, Imperial College, London.

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Professor Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair, Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, USA.

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Professor Sir Graeme Catto, Chairman, Better Regulation Group, Universities UK. 

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