Process and methods

21 Stakeholder engagement

21.1 Relationships with other organisations

NICE works closely with many professional, NHS and other organisations, including those representing patients and carers. Important partners in the interventional procedures programme are given in table 5.

Table 5 Stakeholders of the interventional procedures programme

Professional organisations

Professional societies, associations and royal colleges

Chief executives/directors

NHS trusts chief executives in England and Wales, local health board chief executives in Wales.

Medical and nursing directors of NHS and foundation trusts in England and Wales, directors of public health and medical and nursing directors of NHS boards in Scotland.

Clinical governance

Clinical governance and audit leads

NHS bodies

NHS England, Health and Social Care Information Centre Clinical Classifications Service, NHS Litigation Authority


Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Human Tissue Authority, NHS Blood and Transplant, Care Quality Commission

Industry groups

Association of British Healthcare Industries

Academic bodies

External assessment centres, National Institute for Health Research

Government bodies

Welsh Government, NHS Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Department of Health

Patient and public groups

Patient Advice and Liaison Service in England, Patients Involved in NICE

Independent sector

Independent insurers, independent/private hospitals, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.


Commissioners, NHS England, clinical commissioning groups