NICE's advisory committee meetings, technology appraisal appeal hearings, public board meetings and a range of other meetings are open to the public and press to observe. Holding these meetings in public supports NICE's commitment to having processes in place that are rigorous, open and transparent. NICE allows the public and press to observe its meetings via a registration facility available on the NICE website.

 Common questions and answers about advisory committee meetings in public

 

Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC)

The Accreditation Advisory Committee considers applications from guidance producers seeking accreditation. The committee is independent and advisory. Its decisions are recommendations to NICE.

About the AAC committee

About accreditation

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Accreditation Advisory Committee
  • 15 September 2014
  • NICE Manchester offices, Level 1, City Tower, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set Advisory Committee (CCGOIS)

The NICE Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS) Advisory Committee prioritises indicators to go forward for testing and public consultation, reviews the results of testing and public consultation and recommends a suite of indicators for consideration by the NHS Commissioning Board and publication on the NICE website. The NICE CCGOIS Advisory Committee includes expertise from various health professionals, commissioners and patient representatives.

About the CCGOIS committee

About CCGOIS

  • Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set Advisory Committee: Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 01 October 2014
  • 30 September 2014 to 01 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • No previous meetings found

Clinical Guidelines Updates Standing Committee (CGU)

The rapid update programme updates discrete parts of published clinical guidelines through a Standing Committee (pilot started in October 2013). Guidelines eligible for a rapid update are those focusing on small and defined areas of the guideline. The Standing Committee membership includes 15 core healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines and localities, and patient and carer members. The core members of the committee are supplemented by 2-5 topic-specific members primarily drawn from the original Guideline Development Group for each guideline. Recommendations are developed for the NHS in accordance with NICE's published methods.

About CGU

  • Clinical Guidelines Update Standing Committee B
  • 23 September 2014
  • Red Rooms, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Clinical Guidelines Update Standing Committee A
  • 12 September 2014
  • Red Rooms City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester (opposite the NICE office), M1 4BT
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  • Clinical Guidelines Updates Standing Committee (Committee A) meeting: Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 July 2014
  • 15 to 16 July 2014
  • Red Rooms City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Diagnostics Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Diagnostics Advisory Committee give advice to NICE on the formulation of guidance on diagnostics technologies and any other matter related to the evaluation of diagnostic technologies, as requested.

About the DAC committee

About DAC

  • Diagnostics Advisory Committee
  • 17 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Diagnostics Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 16 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee (HSTEC)

The Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee is an independent standing committee that produces recommendations on when and how a highly specialised technology should be commissioned for use in the NHS in England.

About the HSTEC committee

About HSTEC

  • Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee: Thursday 09 October 2014
  • 09 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee
  • 24 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC)

The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee make recommendations to NICE on the efficacy and safety of interventional procedures and the context of guidance, such as conditions under which procedures should be used.

About the IPAC committee

About IPAC

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Interventional Procedure Advisory Committee
  • 12 September 2014
  • Prince of Wales Suite, Upper Ground Floor, British Council Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 4BU
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  • Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC)
  • 10 July 2014
  • Prince of Wales Suite, Upper Ground Floor, British Council Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London , SW1A 4BU
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Local Government Reference Group (LGRG)

The Local Government External Reference Group will advise NICE about its new products: Local Government Public Health Briefings, and will assist the Centre for Public Health at NICE in preparing these Briefings. The aim is for the Briefings to help local government meet its new public health responsibilities by providing the best available evidence-based information about effective and cost effective public health activity, which will help improve the health of communities.

About the LGRG committee

About local government

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Local Government External Reference Group
  • 12 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Public Health Local Government External Reference Group meeting
  • 11 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC)

The Medical Technologies Advisory Committee supports the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. Its functions will include identifying and selecting innovative medical technologies and routing these products to the appropriate NICE guidance production programme. The Committee will also develop its own recommendations to be issued as Medical Technologies Guidance.

About the MTAC committee

About MTAC

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Medical Technologies Advisory Committee
  • 11 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1a, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Medical Technologies Advisory Committee Meeting - cancelled
  • 17 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1a, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Primary Care Quality and Outcomes Framework Indicator Advisory Committee (QOF)

The Primary Care Quality and Outcomes Framework Indicator Advisory Committee

  • consider and prioritise previously developed potential indicators
  • prioritise suggestions for new clinical or public health topics and make recommendations for indicator development.
  • consider the outcome of piloting and consultation and make final recommendations on proposed indicators
  • review information on the uptake of indicators in the QOF and recommend whether any should be retired, considered for changes to points and/or thresholds, or be subject to further assessment.

About the QOF committee

About QOF

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • No previous meetings found

Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)

Public Health Advisory Committees (PHACs) are the standing committees responsible for the development of NICE public health guidance. Each PHAC consists of a Chair, core and topic expert members. NICE has multiple PHACs in operation at any one time. Guidance topics are allocated to a PHAC following referral from the Department of Health. The allocated PHAC considers the evidence and makes recommendations for people working in the NHS, local government and in the wider public, private and voluntary sectors. Members are drawn from the NHS, local government, healthcare professions, academia and the wider public health community.

About the PHAC committee

About public health guidelines

  • Public Health Advisory Committee C
  • 24 to 25 September 2014
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RG
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee B - Tuesday 7th October 2014
  • 07 October 2014
  • Red Rooms, Floor 24, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee D meeting: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October 2014
  • 08 to 09 October 2014
  • NICE Offices, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee F
  • 08 September 2014
  • NICE offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee A
  • 04 September 2014
  • Broadway House, Tothill Street, London,, SW1H 9NQ
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee E meeting: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 July 2014
  • 23 to 24 July 2014
  • The Mercure Hotel, Portland street, Manchester, M1 4PH
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee
  • 22 July 2014
  • NICE offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Public Health Advisory Committee B meeting
  • 16 July 2014
  • Renaissance Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EQ
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Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC)

The Quality Standards Advisory Committees (QSAC) advise the Health and Social Care Quality Programme on the development of quality standards. They are made up 21 standing members, including commissioners, GPs and other primary care professionals, experts in quality measurement, patient safety experts, social care experts, local authority representatives, lay members, secondary care providers and public health practitioners. These standing members are joined by up to five specialist committee members from the key source guidance development group for each quality standard topic being considered.

About the QSAC committee

About quality standards

  • QSAC Committee 3
  • 18 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee 4
  • 22 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee 1 - Thursday 2 October 2014
  • 02 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee 2 - Thursday 9 October 2014
  • 09 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee 3 - Wednesday 15th October 2014
  • 15 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • QSAC (Committee 2) meeting: Thursday 4 September 2014
  • 04 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • QSAC 1 Tuesday 02 September 2014
  • 02 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee (Committee 3)
  • 23 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee (Committee 4) meeting
  • 21 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee 2 Meeting
  • 09 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality Standards Advisory Committee
  • 02 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Safe Staffing Advisory Committee (SSAC)

The Safe Staffing Advisory Committee (SSAC) is an independent standing committee responsible for the development of NICE guidelines on safe staffing across a range of care settings. The SSAC consists of a Chair, 18 core and 5 topic expert members. Members are drawn from a broad range of healthcare professionals, including nurses and doctors as well as healthcare managers and lay members. They consider the evidence and make judgements on which recommendations should be made to enable safe and effective staffing for providers of care to NHS patients.

About the SSAC committee

About safe staffing guidelines

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Safe Staffing Advisory Committee:
  • 05 September 2014
  • Broadway House Conference Venue, Tothill Street, London , SW1H 9NQ
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  • Safe Staffing Advisory Committee
  • 13 August 2014
  • Broadway House Conference Venue, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ
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  • Safe Staffing Advisory Committee
  • 30 June 2014
  • Broadway House Conference Venue, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ
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Technology Appraisal Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Appraisal Committee is an independent standing committee that produces recommendations. They consider the evidence and make a judgement on whether or not the technology should be recommended as a clinically and cost-effective use of NHS resources, or whether it should only be recommended for specific indications or subgroups of patients.

About the TAC committee

About TAC

 

 

  • Technology Appraisal Committee B
  • 17 September 2014
  • Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1GA
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee Meeting (Committee A)
  • 24 September 2014
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2HD
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee C: Tuesday 7 October 2014
  • 07 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee Meeting (Committee D): Tuesday 14 October 2014
  • 14 October 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee D
  • 10 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • TAC C: Wednesday 03 September 2014
  • 03 September 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee Meeting (Committee A): Wednesday 27 August 2014
  • 27 August 2014
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2HD
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee B: Tuesday 19 August 2014
  • 19 August 2014
  • Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee D
  • 12 August 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee C - Cancelled
  • 05 August 2014
  • Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee A
  • 29 July 2014
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2HD
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee Meeting
  • 15 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology Appraisal Committee Meeting (Committee C)
  • 08 July 2014
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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The Citizens Council provides NICE with a public perspective on overarching moral and ethical issues that NICE has to take account of when producing guidance.

About the Citizens Council meetings

Citizens Council

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • No previous meetings found

NICE holds six board meetings per year, all open to the public and held in different locations across the country.

About the Board

Read the papers from previous Board meetings

Public board meetings

  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Kendal
  • 17 September 2014
  • Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DL
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Coventry
  • 19 November 2014
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Clinical Science Building Clifford Bridge Road, Walsgrave Coventry, CV2 2DX
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting (AGM) and NICE Question Time -Doncaster
  • 16 July 2014
  • Doncaster Mansion House, 45 High St, Town Centre, Doncaster, DN1 1DN
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An appeal against a technology appraisal or highly specialised technology guidance can be lodged by any of the appraisal consultees and can be considered at an oral hearing or by written submission.

Consultees have 15 working days from the day the final draft guidance is issued to consultees and commentators in which to make an appeal. Appeals must be submitted in writing and must fall within one or more of the two grounds of appeal. Lodged appeals are initially considered by the Vice Chair of NICE.

The grounds of appeal are:

  • Ground one: In making the assessment that preceded the recommendation, NICE has:
    • a) failed to act fairly
    • b) exceeded its powers
  • Ground two: The recommendation is unreasonable in the light of the evidence submitted to NICE.

The Appeal panel is drawn from a group of individuals approved by the Secretary of State for Health. Each Appeal panel consists of five members. The Appeal panel is chaired by an external member who is engaged in the provision of healthcare in the NHS or someone who has experience in representing patients or carers or who is a patient or carer (patient representative). In addition to the Appeal Panel Chair, one non-executive director of NICE, one NHS representative, one representative of the life sciences industry, and one patient representative will join the Appeal Panel.

Assuming that the appeal is valid the Appeal panel will aim to hold the appeal hearing within 8 weeks of the end of the appeal period for oral hearings and 10 weeks for written submissions.

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Technology Appraisal appeals

  • Breast cancer (HER2 positive, unresectable) - trastuzumab emtansine (after trastuzumab & taxane): appeal
  • 13 October 2014
  • Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
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  • No previous meetings found

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