Programme Director Technology Appraisals
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Meindert was trained as a pharmacist in the Netherlands and joined NICE in 2004 as a health technology analyst in London.
In 2006 he accepted the post of associate director with the responsibility of setting up the new Single Technology Appraisals programme for NICE in Manchester. Since August 2009, Meindert is responsible, as programme director, for the delivery of the Technology Appraisals programme at NICE, the Patient Access Schemes Liaison Unit, and from April 2013 onwards, the Highly Specialised Technologies programme.
He previously worked as a pharmacist in hospital in the Netherlands, and in roles in health outcomes and sales in the pharmaceutical industry. He completed the MSc in Health Policy Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics & Political Sciences and worked briefly for the King’s Fund before starting at NICE.