Designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs)* developing pharmaceuticals or medical technologies. Offers a concise, more affordable version of our standard advice process.
- Fastest way to get written advice from NICE.
- Priced with SMEs in mind.
- Well suited to medical devices or diagnostics.
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 proposal. There may be a follow-up teleconference with a member of our technical team to discuss your requirements. We
agreethe timeline and send you a contract.
You sign and return the contract
This happens approximately 6 weeks before the project starts.
You send us your completed project synopsis form
This gives us:
- an understanding of the topics you are seeking advice on
- an insight as to the stage of development your product is currently in
- opportunity to check that the questions you are proposing are clear and within scope.
You send us your completed project briefing book
This is the key document the project is centred around and includes:
- your product's background
- evidence to date
- proposed trial plans
- your questions with company positions.
We circulate slides ahead of the clarification teleconference
After discussions with relevant experts, we prepare slides showing the issues to be addressed in the teleconference.
Teleconference to clarify the issues identified in your briefing book
This is a teleconference between the NICE technical team and the company. It will last approximately 2 hours.
We send the advice letter
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
Approximately 2 weeks later we will send a response, either in writing or via a short teleconference.