Nationally Funded Centres assessments
Nominations for new Nationally Funded Centres (NFC) procedures are received by the NFC Secretariat annually, before close of business on the second Monday of each December, and are considered by the NFC Reference Group early in the new calendar year.
The Australian Government, a state or territory jurisdiction can forward preliminary submissions to the NFC Reference Group nominating a technology for NFC status. (Submissions will not be received from individual clinicians or centres).
Upon receiving a nomination, the NFC Reference Group will review the documentation, comment on the nomination and make a recommendation to the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council (AHMAC), through its Hospitals Principal Committee (HPC), to either progress the assessment of the technology for consideration as a new NFC, or to not support any further assessment.
If AHMAC gives approval to undertake an assessment of the technology, the nominating jurisdiction(s) will be required to prepare a full and comprehensive submission. This full submission will be provided to an assessing body appointed by the NFC Reference Group to undertake a health technology assessment. The focus of this stage is to gain approval for an assessment of the technology to be undertaken. Site nomination does not occur at this stage.
Refer to Nationally Funded Centres Guidance (PDF 252KB) for more information.
- There are no assessments currently being undertaken.
- Islet transplantation for the treatment of severe hypoglycaemia unawareness and metabolic instability in patients with Type-1 diabetes (PDF 2000KB)
- Paediatric lung and heart-lung transplantation - September 2010 (PDF 1.4MB)
- Norwood procedure and staged surgical palliation for HLHS - March 2010 (PDF 1.4MB)
Copies of earlier assessments can be obtained by contacting the Nationally Funded Centres Secretariat.