Technology appraisal appeals
The technology appraisals appeals process sits at the end of the technology appraisal process. An appeal can be lodged by any of the appraisal consultees and can be considered at an oral hearing or by written submission.
NICE has a standing Appeal Committee, which is appointed by the NICE Board. The Appeal Committee is chaired by the vice chair of NICE and consists of non-executive directors of NICE, NHS representatives, representatives with experience of the relevant industry and lay members. Each appeal is considered by an appeal panel, the members of which are selected from the Appeal Committee.
Consultees have 15 working days from the day the FAD 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 three grounds of appeal. Appeals lodged are initially considered by the chair of the Appeal Committee.
The grounds of appeal are:
- Ground 1: The Institute has failed to act fairly
- Ground 2: The Institute formulated guidance which cannot reasonably be justified in the light of the evidence submitted.
- Ground 3: The Institute has exceeded its powers.
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.
Read more about
- Current appeals
- Past appeals and decisions
- Guide to technology appraisal appeal process
- Technology appraisal appeal committee
This page was last updated: 26 July 2012