NICE are changing the way they engage with patient organisations to improve the contribution process for patients and gain better insights into patient experience
NICE is increasing opportunities for patient engagement by simplifying the process, increasing patient contribution and making the appraisal process more transparent:
1.Standardised Process for Patient Contributions
NICE will standardise the process for patient contributions to technology assessments, to make involvement easier.
2. Patient Evidence Submissions
Patient organisations will be able to submit evidence (e.g. regarding patient experience) for all technology assessments, increasing their contribution to assessments of vital technologies.
3. Company-Provided Explanations
Companies will be asked to provide evidence summaries of the committee documents published as part of technology appraisals, so patients can gain a clearer understanding of the process and discussion.