NICE Annual Conference

18-19 May 2017, ACC Liverpool

The core themes of this years event are:

  • Innovation: the future for life sciences and market access.
  • Access: sustaining services and investing in new treatments and technologies.
  • Transformation: collaborating to join up care.

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What works? And how much does it cost? The conference will discuss the big challenges facing the health and care sector.

Why attend?

  • Thought provoking, engaging and challenging speakers from across health, social care and industry.
  • Ask NICE’s Field Team any questions you have during their Q&A and clinics
  • Hear about how colleagues are using our guidance and quality standards, and vote for your favourite, at our Shared Learning Awards.
  • Find out more about the Accelerated Access Review and changes to our technology assessment programmes.

Conference information 

Bursary scheme  

We are offering a limited number of bursary places at the conference for national patient, carer, service user and voluntary organisations, and Healthwatches.

The deadline for applications to the bursary scheme is 5pm on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Details of our bursary scheme

Highlights from 2015

If you missed the last conference, catch up with the highlights from Twitter:

A series of thought provoking debates and discussions on topical issues on health and social care and the contribution of NICE.

A public health consultant and past NICE conference attendee

Upcoming speaking engagements

Westminster Health Forum: The future for NICE in health and social care

12 January 2017, London

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive, will be delivering a session entitled ‘Key priorities for NICE: funding, technologies and supporting new models of care’.

Controlled Drugs: Safe use, prescribing and management

16 January 2017, London

Dr Tessa Lewis, Chair of the NICE guideline development group, will be presenting on the Controlled drugs: safe use and management guideline.

Annual Long Term Conditions Conference

19 January 2017, London

Andrew Clegg, Geriatrician and NICE guideline development group member, will be discussing the prioritisation and management of care for people with multimorbidity.

Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals

20 January 2017, London

Professor Sam Ahmedzai, Chair of the NICE guideline development group, will be presenting on priorities and challenges in implementing the NICE Care of the dying adult guideline.


Request a speaker

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We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

Requesting a speaker from NICE

As a high profile national organisation, NICE gets a lot of request for speakers. We try our best to fulfil all these requests but due to pressure on staff time we do sometimes have to prioritise. In order to maximise the chance of us being able to help you and to deal with your request promptly, please bear in mind the following points when requesting a speaker.

What you can expect from us

  • We will acknowledge your request for a speaker within 7 days, confirming whether or not we are in principle able to fulfil the request and giving an indication of who the speaker for your event is likely to be.
  • We will confirm the exact speaker as soon as we are able to, however it is not always possible to do this until a few weeks before the date of the engagement.
  • We will do our best to deal with requests for a speaker at short notice (within a month of the date of request) however this is not always possible.
  • We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

What we expect from you

  • Speaking engagements are coordinated by NICE's External Communications team so please make your initial request by filling in the speakers request form and emailing it to Please do not make multiple approaches for a speaker to different people at NICE as this can cause confusion and duplication of effort.
  • If you need to talk to someone urgently to see how your request is progressing please call Louise Tempia, External Communications Executive, on 020 7045 2175.
  • Please try to give us as much notice as possible for when you require a speaker. 2 - 3 months advance notice is ideal.
  • Please make it clear if you would like a specific member of the NICE team to speak (for example, our Chairman or Chief Executive) or if you would like someone with particular expertise (for example, a health economist) but be prepared to be flexible, as your first choice may not always be available.
  • Please give us as much information as possible as you can about the type of event you are hosting including the purpose of the event, date, time and audience numbers as this helps us find the most appropriate speaker for you.
  • We normally expect non-NHS bodies to meet speaker's travel and accommodation costs.
  • Please apply to the communications team at NICE for permission if you would like to publish presentations given by NICE staff on your website or in a conference programme, as the material may be subject to copyright.
  • Please do send any feedback on the speaker to as this helps improve the service for other users. You may submit any feedback in confidence if you wish.

Exhibition programme

We take part in a number of health and social care exhibitions and conferences throughout the year. Each event gives us the chance to meet frontline users of NICE guidance and standards face-to-face, to talk to our key audiences about what we do, and to take on board valued feedback on our work programmes. 

These are the events that NICE will be attending in the forthcoming months. If you are planning to attend any of these events why not visit our stand and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Skills for Care Annual Conference

9 March 2017, Liverpool

The Skills for Care Annual Conference gathers together the most influential thinkers and practitioners in adult social care, to help and inspire you to tackle the biggest challenges in the sector.

Visit the NICE stand to find out more about the tools and resources we produce to support you in your work in social care.

LGA’s Annual Public Health Conference and Exhibition

9 March 2017 , London

Attended by senior elected members, directors of public health, adult and children’s services, and policy makers, the LGA Annual Public Health Conference will explore the latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas in the area of public health.

Come along to the NICE stand to find out how we can support your work promoting and improving public health.

Medicine 2017: RCP Annual Conference

16 – 17 March 2017, Manchester

The Royal College of Physician’s Annual Conference provides high-quality education and professional development for hospital doctors, with numerous debates, workshops and clinical sessions for attendees.

Visit the NICE stand to find out about the latest resources we have produced to support your work.