Invitation to apply for the role of chair or health service representative of Technology Appraisal and Highly Specialised Technologies Appeal Panels
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is looking to appoint several people with the necessary experience and skills to join the appeal panel membership to fulfil the following roles:
- Chair of the appeal panel – up to 2 people
- Health service representative – up to 2 people
The appeal panel is responsible for hearing appeals against our final recommendations in the technology appraisal (new drugs and other technologies used in the NHS) and highly specialised technologies (the evaluation of technologies for treating patients with very rare diseases and very complex healthcare needs) programmes. When an appeal is submitted an appeal panel comprising five members is drawn from those appointed to hear NICE appeals.
To be appointed to either role, you will need to demonstrate a broad understanding of the NHS and its relationships with the organisations which have the right to lodge an appeal. You will also need to have an ability to draw out and articulate a balanced view on the issues arising from an appeal that are relevant to patients, carers and/or members of the public, and an ability to critique and weigh up competing arguments and make decisions (sometimes difficult ones) in meetings that are open to the public. Appeal panels are established infrequently and appointees may only need to sit on a panel two to three times a year.
We would welcome applicants from all interested parties. For further information on both roles and how to apply, please refer to the NICE website: https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/our-committees/join-a-committee. Alternatively, you can contact Maria Pitan, Project Manager – Corporate Office by email email@example.com. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 26 September.