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.

  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020
  • Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020
  • Thursday 5 November 2020
  • Thursday 10 December 2020.

Dates and venues are subject to change.

Minutes from previous meetings


Meet the committee

Find out about the DAC committee members