NICE International

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What is NICE International?

We advise international health organisations, ministries and government agencies seeking to use evidence-based decision making to improve their health and social care systems. We share best practice and expertise from NICE to help inform and shape improvements.

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What we do

We have extensive experience and expertise in developing guidelines and assessing health technologies.

By sharing our knowledge, we can help international organisations develop systems to:

  • assess their healthcare programmes
  • introduce health technology assessment to allocate resources
  • improve quality of care
  • reduce variation of access.

We were very impressed with the service and the team. The speaking engagement was well prepared, inclusive, relaxed yet professional. Each speaker was interesting and spoke on topics relevant to our situation. As a result, we have identified changes we need to make to achieve our goals and can now see ways to make this happen.

Trine Ann Behnk, strategic advisor (international) - Amgros, Denmark

Why work with us?

Over the last 20 years, NICE has developed a reputation as a leader in evidence-based health and social care policy, assessment and decision making across the world.

Our team have excellent relationships with:

  • the rest of the UK healthcare system
  • world-leading academic groups
  • healthcare professionals
  • decision makers.

We aim to establish relationships between the UK and other countries, sharing our knowledge to help overcome global health and social care challenges. You can read our blog about how we're building relationships across the globe.

What we offer

Our consultancy services include, but are not limited to:

  • technical and institutional capability building
  • support with stakeholder identification and management, and public engagement
  • formulation of working groups or committees to set up new programmes
  • support with developing governance arrangements
  • advice and support on developing methods and process manuals
  • practical and technical advice to support the implementation of new methods. This includes pilots on health technology assessment as a tool for ensuring value for money in the incorporation of new technologies in the healthcare system
  • contextualisation of NICE guidelines to local settings.

We can host seminars at our London or Manchester offices, in the client country or by webinar. Clients can select from a menu of set seminar options or talk to us about bespoke topics they'd like us to cover.

During your visit, we'll help you understand NICE, our position in the health and social care system in England, and how we develop our products.

We have several ready-made half and full day agendas for you to choose from. Read examples of full and half day seminar agendas (Word).

Or we can tailor your visit to fit your needs - from the amount of time you spend, to the topics you want to learn about.

This service is popular with overseas governments, government agencies and international universities. It's costed on a bespoke basis.

Clients can request a talk from one of our experts. We can send representatives from NICE to speak at conferences, seminars and other events about the full range of our work programmes.

From inspiring keynote speeches to interactive workshops, we can tailor speaking engagements to our client's requirements.

We're happy to provide speakers for events across the globe, depending on the availability of our staff.

This service is popular with industry event organisers overseas, international policy makers and universities. Please be aware that speaker fees and expenses will apply.

We offer support to publish, share, translate and adapt our content to meet your needs.

Complete content

  • Permission to publish our content in your products and services.
  • Translation of our content into a language of your choice.
  • Adapt and contextualise our guidelines to meet your needs.

Selected extracts

Get permission to use NICE content in third-party products such as books, journals, advertising, marketing and training materials.

Find out more about using our content outside the UK.

Make an enquiry about one of our services

Who funds us?

We are a not-for-profit, fee based service. We can obtain funding from the client country, other organisations or charitable sources.

Other useful services

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Meet the team

Jeanette Kusel, director for scientific advice

Jeanette joined NICE as director for scientific advice in November 2018. She is responsible for the governance of NICE International and the stewardship and growth of NICE's scientific advice service, which includes all aspects of business development, management and project delivery. Jeanette previously held the positions of head of health technology assessment and health economics and scientific director at Costello Medical, a consultancy within the UK life science sector. She has broad research interests across different methods for health technology evaluation and has previously worked on clinical trial design, health economic modelling and quality of life measurement. Jeanette studied undergraduate natural sciences at the University of Cambridge and postgraduate health economics at the University of York.

Pilar Pinilla Dominguez, principal scientific adviser

Pilar is the principal scientific adviser for NICE International. She provides technical expertise and strategic direction on all services and leads on the delivery of international engagements via workshops, educational seminars and consultancy projects. Pilar also represents NICE in a series of NHS International groups. Before joining NICE in 2012, Pilar worked as a researcher in one of the Spanish regional health technology assessment units (Servicio de Evaluación del Servicio Canario de la Salud) and conducted systematic reviews and economic evaluations for the Spanish healthcare system. She is currently on the board of directors for the Spanish Health Economics Association. Pilar holds a degree in business administration and management from the University of La Laguna and an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Law (with specialisation in health economics) from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Deborah Lee, senior project manager

Deborah is the senior project manager for NICE International. She leads on the project management of knowledge transfer and consultancy activities, and she is the primary contact for international organisations who are interested in engaging with NICE to learn more about our processes, methodology and support services. Previously, Deborah worked in various NHS public health roles and led on a number of public health research, audit and service development projects. She has an honours degree in psychology, a postgraduate diploma in psychological research methods and a postgraduate certificate in public health.