NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of liraglutide for managing obesity in people aged 12 to 17 years. This is because Novo Nordisk does not intend to provide an evidence submission for the appraisal. Novo Nordisk considers that there is not enough evidence to provide an evidence submission for this appraisal.
If NHS organisations wish to consider liraglutide for this indication, they should follow the advice on rational local decision making in the NHS Constitution for England and the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012. This outlines the approach that should be taken when there is no NICE guidance.
NICE will review the position if the company decides that it wants to make an evidence submission.