Liberating the NHS consultation

1 December 2010

Genetic and genomics will grow steadily in importance throughout clinical medicine as basic scientific and clinical research progress. It is critical that innovations are embedded in commissioning at this stage, in an evidence- and population-based manner.

DH should put in place a structure that will support this through the National Commissioning Board and enable commissioners to be partners in development rather than finding at a later stage that they are technology and provider led in a field in which they have no experience or independent advice.

Department of Health