Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding our advisory committee meetings virtually until at least April 2021. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled if we need to reprioritise our work. 

These meetings are open to the public and press to observe. Holding them in public supports our commitment to having processes in place that are rigorous, open, and transparent. You can find planned meeting dates under 'About the committee' and register to observe meetings under ‘Scheduled meetings’.

For further information, please read the common questions and answers about virtual committee meetings (Word).

 

Diagnostics advisory committee (DAC)

The diagnostics advisory committee advises NICE about 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 diagnostics guidance

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • No previous meetings found

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 highly specialised technologies guidance

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Highly specialised technologies evaluation meeting
  • 13 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Highly specialised technologies evaluation meeting
  • 15 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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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 makes recommendations about 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 interventional procedures guidance

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 13 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 08 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Interventional procedures advisory committee meeting
  • 11 March 2021
  • via Zoom
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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 medical technologies guidance

  • Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
  • 21 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
  • 23 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
  • 19 March 2021
  • via zoom
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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 committee consists of a chair, core and topic expert members. NICE has multiple committees in operation at any one time.

Guidance topics are allocated to a committee following referral from the Department of Health. The allocated committee 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 B - Mental wellbeing at work)
  • 03 to 04 June 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (committee B - Mental wellbeing at work)
  • 04 to 05 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee C) - Social, emotional and mental wellbeing in primary and secondary education
  • 13 to 14 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (Committee F) - Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence (Part 2 only)
  • 26 March 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting committee D - Managing common infections (Part 2 only)
  • 23 March 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Public health advisory committee meeting (committee B - Mental wellbeing at work) - POSTPONED
  • 22 to 23 March 2021
  • via Zoom
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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 of 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 5 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 2)
  • 11 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Quality standards advisory committee meeting (committee 3)
  • 28 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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Technology appraisal advisory committee (TAC)

The technology appraisal committee (TAC) 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 technology appraisal guidance

  • No scheduled meetings found

  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 12 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 11 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 06 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 05 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee D)
  • 14 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee C)
  • 13 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee B)
  • 08 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Technology appraisal committee meeting (Committee A)
  • 07 April 2021
  • via Zoom
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Our formal board meetings are open to the public to observe and ask questions, unless there are confidential matters to discuss.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our public board meetings are currently being held virtually.

About the board

Read the papers from previous board meetings

Public board meetings

  • NICE Public Board meeting – meeting as the Board Committee
  • 19 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • NICE Public Board meeting – meeting as the Board Committee
  • 21 July 2021
  • To be confirmed
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  • NICE Public Board meeting – meeting as the Board Committee
  • 15 September 2021
  • To be confirmed
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  • NICE Public Board meeting – meeting as the Board Committee
  • 17 November 2021
  • To be confirmed
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  • NICE Public Board meeting – meeting as the Board Committee
  • 24 March 2021
  • Via Zoom
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding our technology appraisal appeal hearings virtually until at least April 2021. Some meetings may be rescheduled or cancelled if we need to reprioritise our work.

Stakeholders, members of the public and press are welcome to observe oral appeals. Holding them in public supports our commitment to having processes in place that are rigorous, open, and transparent. 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: Lymphoma (cutaneous T-cell, mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrome) - mogamulizumab [ID1405]
  • 10 May 2021
  • via Zoom
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  • Appeal: Tafamidis for treating transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy [ID1531]
  • 04 to 05 March 2021
  • via Zoom
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