NICE process and methods



NICE is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. We provide guidance and standards to drive and enable improvements to health and social care. Further details about NICE and our programmes of work are available.

The purpose of this document

This document sets out the process that NICE follows for appeals against final draft guidance in the technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies programmes. It provides guidance for those who wish to make an appeal or who are considering doing so.

NICE does not issue technology appraisal or HST final guidance to the NHS until after the appeal period or, if an appeal is lodged, until after the resolution of the appeal.