National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost in 2012–13 and 2013–14 of running the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; and how many people are currently employed by that organisation.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) comprehensive expenditure in 2012-13 and 2013-14, taken from its published annual report and accounts1, was:



- £64,955,0002013-14


- £60,754,000

We understand that 588 staff were employed by NICE in June 2014.


1 data/file/330381/NICE_annual_report_2013-2014_PRINT.pdf


The 2012-13 figure includes £6,628,000 attributable to the National Clinical Assessment Service, which NICE hosted for one year before its transfer on 1 April 2013 to the NHS Litigation Authority.


On 1 May 2013 the National Technology Adoption Centre transferred to NICE from the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trus.

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