On 30 November 2017, NHS England and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) published a joint statement that committed to 12 actions to support and apply research in the NHS. The first of these actions is to “manage Excess Treatment Costs better” as part of our commitments to simplify NHS research processes.
A public consultation on proposals for managing ETCs better was also launched on 30 November 2017. NHS England and partners published our response to the consultation on 4th May 2018 which outlined our plans for implementation of the new management model. View the consultation and response.
A pilot period for the new model began on 1st October 2018. All information on the new model is hosted on the NIHR dedicated web page. This page is the current single point of information and updates.