The chief executive of NICE has announced his intention to stand down having led the organisation since it was founded in 1999.
Sir Andrew Dillon will leave his post at the end of March 2020, having completed 21 years of service.
His successor is now likely to implement reviews to NICE’s methodologies for health technology assessment, expected to get underway in summer 2020.
“It has been a privilege to lead the organisation through its first two decades,” said Sir Andrew.
“NICE has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people using the health and care services, and to the efficient use of resources.
“I feel very proud to be associated with those achievements.”