Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for NICE - shared decision-making, measuring output and market access

Morning, Thursday, 10th January 2019

Central London


This conference will be an opportunity to discuss the future role of NICE - as possible amendments to its legislative framework are considered by the Department of Health and Social Care.

It is set as the Department of Health and Social Care assess whether to allow NICE to charge companies for technology appraisals - with consideration of whether smaller companies should be charged a reduced fee.

The conference also follows the recent ruling by the High Court, finding in favour of CCGs in the use of off-label medicine in the treatment of wet AMD, and will assess the impact of the ruling - including on access for patients and potential savings for the NHS.

Delegates will assess the key priorities for NICE across health and social care - including discussion around developing new guidelines, decommissioning of services, and how best to measure the impact of their output to drive quality of service. Attention will also focus on the role of shared decision-making in improving patient engagement and greater alignment with the Getting It Right First Time programme to reduce variation in care.

Further sessions will examine the landscape for market access to medicine and technology, the working relationship between NICE and NHS England, particularly in regard to the managed access fund and specialised services, and how the appraisal and approval process is evolving.


Guest of Honour

Professor Gillian Leng

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care, NICE

Guest of Honour

Professor Gillian Leng

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care, NICE


Professor Stephen Powis

National Medical Director, NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine, University College London

Andrew Davies

Director, Market Access, ABHI

Jeremy Taylor

Chief Executive, National Voices

Paul Furlong

Managing Director, Medela UK

Dr Paul Catchpole

Director, Value and Access, ABPI

Dr John Abraham

Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sunil Gupta

GP; Vice Chair, East of England Clinical Senate Council; Member, Quality Standards Advisory Committee, NICE and GP Associate Postgraduate Dean, Mid Essex and Basildon, Health Education East of England

Toby Lambert

Principal, Carnal Farrar