Our express service is designed for companies who need to receive scientific advice within more challenging timeframes.
Within 12 weeks, you'll receive:
- A 3 hour face-to-face or virtual meeting at the NICE offices.
- A detailed, stand-alone advice report with references and background information.
- Feedback on your development plan from a panel of experts. The panel will include clinical, health economic, patient and HTA specialists.
- An optional clarification phase after receiving the advice report.
If you have a broad range of complex issues, it's more effective to use our standard scientific advice service.
NICE's process to engage in early dialogue is particularly well and clearly defined with clear timelines and deliverables.Project feedback questionnaire
You contact us to discuss your requirements. You complete a series of preliminary questions about your product. We agree a timeline and send you our standard contract.
You sign and return the contract
This happens before the agreed submission date for the draft briefing book.
Send us your draft briefing book
This is the key document that the project is centred around. A briefing book template for pharmaceutical companies is available for you to use. Guidance notes are also available
We will send you a quote
Based on the content of your draft briefing book, we'll send you an initial quote for the project. You'll then have an opportunity to make any changes to your final briefing book before submitting the final version.
Submit your final briefing book
We will confirm the project fee
Once we've reviewed the final briefing book, we'll confirm the fee. This may differ from the initial quote, if any changes were made.
We send you an updated contract
We'll update the contract with the confirmed project fee and send you a copy for your records.
We may ask some clarification questions about your product development plans
Having identified and spoken to our panel of experts, we may ask you to clarify or provide further information on certain details in your briefing book.
You will have 1 week to respond.
Meeting with NICE and a panel of experts
Your team visits our offices in either Manchester or London for a 3 hour face-to-face meeting. This is an exploratory open discussion of the key issues we have identified in your briefing book and helps us formulate our answers for the final advice report.
We send our advice report
This is a detailed report with background, relevant case history and a comprehensive written response to each question posed in your briefing book.
Clarification stage (optional)
You can send us any clarification questions you have about the report
These questions are to clarify the meaning of the advice and cannot
be requestsfor new information.
Further follow-up advice can be arranged for an additional fee. Please contact us to discuss any requirements.
We respond to your clarification questions
This will be either in writing or by teleconference.