The UK healthcare system is known as the NHS, or National Health Service. Literally nobody in the UK would know what you were talking about
if you called it the NIH.
Entyvio was launched on the same day in the UK and the US, so maybe not the best example to give of new medications being approved more slowly in the UK. www.ukmi.nhs.uk/applications/ndo/record_view_open.asp?newDrugid=4688
Incidentally, for the record I was only giving my opinion on the topic creator's situation, before I start getting a reputation for being anti-biologics as well as anti-surgery (neither are true). There are some situations where I would go on a biologic and other situations where I would refuse. Everyone is different and has to make up their own mind on what they feel comfortable with.
Edit: Okay, having googled NIH I think you were talking about
medical research organisations. The American NIH sounds equivalent to NICE in the UK, which sets national guidelines for evidence-based treatment.
Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 3/30/2016 5:45:36 PM (GMT-6)