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 

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 of the NHS

27 April 2017, London

Professor Gillian Leng will be presenting on ‘Harnessing innovation in medical treatments: cost-effectiveness, quality and targeting unmet need’.

HCUK: Falls Prevention and Management

10 May 2017, Birmingham

Professor Cameron Swift, quality standard committee member, will be presenting on ‘Assessment and prevention before and after falling: the 2017 quality standard update for falls in older people’.

Together for Short Lives Conference

10 May 2017, Birmingham

Emily Harrop, guideline committee member, will be presenting on putting the new NICE guidance on end of life care for children into practice.

Evidence Live

22 June 2017, Oxford

Paul Chrisp, Programme Director, NICE, will be delivering a workshop entitled ‘From population to personal: getting the balance right in evidence based medicine’.


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.

Community Care Live

25 – 26 April 2017, Manchester

Community Care Live is the largest free-to-attend event for registered social workers, local authority directors, commissioners and councillors, across both adult care services and children and families sectors.

Come to the NICE stand to find out what practical advice, guidance and support we can offer you.

RCN Congress

13 – 15 May 2017, Liverpool

The Royal College of Nursing Congress brings together over 4000 nursing professionals to engage in key debates around nursing practice, public health, employment issues and health reforms which help shape the RCN agenda.

Visit the NICE stand to learn about the latest guidance and support tools we have produced in your area of nursing.


28 – 29 June 2017, London

Health and care integration is at the heart of the Health+Care conference, and will examine what the future looks like for delegates, their organisations and the people they care for, while also providing them with the tools and information needed to deliver high quality care.

Visit the NICE stand to find out how we can support your work in health and care.