Process and methods
2 The Appeal Panel
The Appeal Panel is drawn from a group of individuals approved by the Secretary of State for Health. Each Appeal Panel consists of 5 members. The Appeal Panel is chaired by an external member who is engaged in the provision of healthcare in the health services (health service representative); or someone who has experience in representing patients or carers or who is a patient or carer (patient representative). In addition to the chair of the panel, 1 non-executive director of NICE, 1 health service representative, 1 representative of the life sciences industry, and 1 patient representative will join the Appeal Panel.