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

 

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 meeting
  • 16 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1a, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Diagnostics advisory committee meeting
  • 13 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1a, 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 meeting
  • 11 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Highly specialised technologies evaluation committee meeting
  • 14 March 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Highly specialised technologies evaluation committee meeting
  • 12 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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Indicator Advisory Committee (IAC)

The Indicator Advisory Committee develops indicators that are suitable for potential inclusion in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator Set (CCG OIS). NICE indicators can also be used by other stakeholders for other national or local quality improvement initiatives.

About the IAC committee

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • No previous meetings found

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

  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 11 April 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 14 March 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 14 February 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 10 January 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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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 meeting
  • 22 March 2019
  • NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
  • 22 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1A City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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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 meeting (Committee F) - CANCELLED
  • 26 March 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens , London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 08 April 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee D) - managing common infections
  • 09 April 2019
  • NICE Manchester office, Level 1A, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 11 to 12 April 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee D) - managing common infections
  • 05 March 2019
  • NICE Manchester office, Level 1A, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee A) - CANCELLED
  • 15 February 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee F)
  • 12 February 2019
  • Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee E)
  • 07 to 08 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee D) - managing common infections
  • 31 January 2019
  • NICE Manchester office, Level 1A, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
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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

  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 1)
  • 04 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 2)
  • 09 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 3)
  • 20 March 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 3)
  • 20 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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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 meeting (Committee B)
  • 26 March 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C) - CANCELLED
  • 03 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 09 April 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 16 April 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 20 March 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 12 March 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 06 March 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 19 February 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 14 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 05 February 2019
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 22 January 2019
  • Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 08 January 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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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 - Poole
  • 22 May 2019
  • Medical Education Centre, Poole Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB
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  • NICE Board Meeting (private meeting)
  • 19 June 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Northampton
  • 17 July 2019
  • Northampton Guildhall, 15 St Giles' St, Northampton NN1 1QZ
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Sheffield
  • 18 September 2019
  • Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield S1 2HH
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - London
  • 20 November 2019
  • Great Ormond St Hospital, Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3JH
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Lancaster
  • 20 March 2019
  • Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Canterbury
  • 30 January 2019
  • The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3NZ
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Stakeholders, members of the public and press are welcome to observe oral appeals. Holding appeals in public is part of our commitment to openness and transparency. This enables everyone to better understand the way we make our decisions.

Find out more about appeals.

 

Technology Appraisal appeals

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • No previous meetings found