Sir Andrew Dillon, chief executive of NICE said: “I would like to thank Carole for her outstanding contribution to NICE’s work. Her leadership of the Institute’s technology evaluation programmes over 17 years has helped to ensure access to important treatments for thousands of patients and has set the standard for health technology evaluation across the globe.
“I am very sorry to lose her from NICE but I wish her well in her new roles, where she will have the opportunity to influence scientific endeavour in other parts of the life sciences system.”
Sir Andrew added: “Carole will step down from her current responsibilities with immediate effect and will leave NICE on 12 April. Mirella Marlow, deputy director will act up as centre director from 24 January. ”