The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is streamlining two of its committees which focus on improving the quality of care provided by doctors and supporting the NHS in commissioning better quality healthcare.

The single new NICE Indicator Advisory Committee will replace the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator Set (CCG OIS) advisory committees. It will be made up of GPs, hospital clinicians, lay members “and a range of experts representing nursing, pharmacy, public health, social care and other areas”.

NICE chair David Haslam said the Indicator Advisory Committee, which will be headed by Danny Keenan, will support the agency’s future work on developing indicators across a range of health areas. Its establishment “recognises the need for NICE indicators to reflect the increasing need for better integration between service commissioning and care provision”.