The Academy is supporting NHS England’s Evidence-based Interventions programme alongside NICE and NHS Clinical Commissioners.

The programme, which parallels much of the work carried out under the Academy’s Choosing Wisely initiative, aims to reduce harm to patients and remove unwarranted variation by ensuring that inappropriate tests treatments and procedures are only commissioned in certain circumstances when specific clinical criteria are met.

The first wave of 17 Interventions was launched in April 2019.