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Appraisal process

Click on each of the stages below for a brief overview of the AWMSG appraisal process


Ratification by Welsh Government

Welsh Government officials consider the AWMSG recommendation and advise whether funding should be made available for the use of this medicine within NHS Wales. 

No fixed timeline can be made but it is hoped that ratification will be received within two weeks from receipt of the AWMSG recommendation.

If a medicine is supported by AWMSG (i.e. recommended for use, or recommended as an option for use) and is ratified by Welsh Government, there is a requirement, as with NICE guidance, to provide funding to enable implementation within two months of the recommendation in line with Welsh Government directions.

The Final Appraisal Recommendation (FAR) is posted on the AWMSG website and confirmation of Welsh Government ratification of the AWMSG recommendation is disseminated by email to NHS Wales.