Clinical experts

Clinical experts are asked to assist SMC by providing information on products within their specialty area as follows:

Product assessment

Clinical experts are asked to provide:

  • Answers to six generic questions for all full submissions  - view the questions
  • Answers to specific questions which are individually tailored to each full submission.

Patient Access Schemes (PAS)

Clinical experts are asked to provide:

  • Answers to specific questions, tailored to each PAS where required.

Forward Look
horizon scanning report

Clinical experts are asked to:

  • Comment on likely financial and / or service impact of new medicines and new indications and formulations of established medicines anticipated to enter the UK market in the next calendar year.
  • Provide feedback on draft monographs for high impact medicines that will be included in the next Forward Look horizon scanning report.


Declarations of interest are aligned with Healthcare Improvement Scotland Evidence Directorate policies.

Click the link to view the definitions and policies.