Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for NICE - developing future guidelines, measuring output and supporting market access

Morning, Thursday, 10th January 2019

Central London


This seminar will discuss the future role of NICE, its collaboration with NHS England, and the key challenges and developments facing the medtech and pharmaceutical industries - bringing together policymakers and key stakeholders.

Delegates will assess the challenges and opportunities for NICE in scaling up to provide faster assessments of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new medicines, following the initial agreement of the new Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, which replaces the expiring Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, and includes plans to provide NHS funding for those medicines recommended for use by NICE.

Attendees will discuss the practicalities of implementing further potential changes to the appraisal process - as the Department of Health and Social Care considers whether to allow NICE to charge companies for technology appraisals, following a recently closed consultation - including the impact of charging for appraisals to small businesses, and implications for NICE’s budget and to patient access.

Planned sessions will also consider the future priorities for NICE in adapting to changes across the health and social care landscape - including on using data and reducing variation - and priorities for developing future guidelines, with discussion on the role of NICE in supporting shared decision making, evidence-based decommissioning and clinical excellence.

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

Keynote Speaker

Dr Paul Chrisp

Director, Centre for Guidelines, NICE


Anne Marie Morris MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices


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 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

Professor Martin Green

Chief Executive, Care England

Adam Hutchison

Managing Director, Belmont Healthcare