NICE diagnostics assessment recommendations are prepared by an independent advisory committee called the Diagnostics Advisory Committee.

Standing committee members are appointed for a two or three-year term and specialist committee members are appointed for the specific topic under consideration and serve for the duration of that assessment.

Committee members are drawn from:

  • The NHS
  • Patient and carer organisations
  • Academia
  • Diagnostics industry

Although the Diagnostics Advisory Committee seeks the views of organisations representing health professionals, patients, carers, manufacturers and government, its advice is independent of any vested interests.

Next meeting dates

DAC meetings are held at NICE, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT.

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Thursday 8 February 2018
  • Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • Tuesday 10 April 2018
  • Monday 14 May 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Tuesday 17 July 2018
  • Wednesday 15 August 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • Thursday 20 September 2018
  • Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Tuesday 20 November 2018

Dates and venues are subject to change.

Minutes from previous meetings

Minutes from 2014

Meet the committee

Find out about the DAC committee members


Committee documents