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

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Diagnostics advisory committee meeting
  • 02 April 2020
  • via Zoom
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  • Diagnostics advisory committee meeting
  • 27 February 2020
  • 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

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Highly specialised technologies evaluation committee meeting
  • 26 February 2020
  • 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
  • 09 April 2020
  • via Zoom
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 19 March 2020
  • Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Third Floor Suite, 108 Stamford St, Lambeth, London SE1 9NH
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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
  • 20 March 2020
  • NICE, Level 1A City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
  • 21 February 2020
  • 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) - Tobacco - CANCELLED
  • 21 to 22 April 2020
  • Nice Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU.
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee A) - Behaviour change - CANCELLED
  • 06 to 07 April 2020
  • NICE Office, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee D) - managing common infections
  • 01 April 2020
  • NICE Manchester office, Level 1A, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee E) - CANCELLED
  • 31 March 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee C) - social, emotional and mental well-being
  • 09 March 2020
  • NICE office 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee F)
  • 03 to 04 March 2020
  • NICE Office, 10 Spring Gardens London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (committee D) – managing common infections
  • 03 March 2020
  • NICE Manchester office, Level 1A, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 25 February 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, 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

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 1) - CANCELLED
  • 02 April 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 3)
  • 18 March 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (Committee 2)
  • 10 March 2020
  • NICE Manchester, 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 C) - CANCELLED
  • 08 April 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT.
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B) - CANCELLED
  • 15 April 2020
  • NICE Ofice, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU.
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A) - CANCELLED
  • 16 April 2020
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D) - CANCELLED
  • 07 April 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 24 March 2020
  • NICE London, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 18 March 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 12 March 2020
  • Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London SE1 6NX
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 04 March 2020
  • NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 25 February 2020
  • NICE London, 10 Spring Garden, SW1A 2BU
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 18 February 2020
  • 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
  • 20 May 2020
  • The arrangements for this meeting are currently uncertain in light of the rapidly evolving position with Covid-19. Further information about the meeting will be published on this page when available
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Worcester
  • 15 July 2020
  • The Guildhall Worcester, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Leicester, Attenborough Arts Centre
  • 16 September 2020
  • University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Chelmsford, Broomfield Hospital
  • 18 November 2020
  • Broomfield Hospital Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford Essex, CM1 7ET
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting
  • 25 March 2020
  • In light of the current position with Covid-19 the Board will meet using web-conferencing and this meeting will unfortunately not be open to the public to observe
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  • NICE Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time - Cardiff
  • 29 January 2020
  • All Nations Centre Sachville Ave Cardiff CF14 3NY
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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

  • Appeal: Migraine - Erenumab [ID1188]
  • 04 December 2019
  • NICE Manchester Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
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  • Appeal: Lipodystrophy - metreleptin ID861
  • 30 August 2019
  • NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU.
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