The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. Our guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups.
We are currently looking for patients and their advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the committee developing our guideline on renal and ureteric stones. I would be very grateful if you could pass on details of this opportunity to your members or networks. You might also be interested in applying yourself or wish to consider encouraging others to apply. See recruitment advert for details of what working with the committee involves, the kind of experience and knowledge we are looking for, and how to apply. Recruitment is open until 5pm on 17th February 2017.
We would welcome an application from those who have recent experience or knowledge of this topic and are able to reflect the views, experiences and needs of the public to ensure they are included in the development of this guideline. They need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. Our lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and we cover travel and other expenses.
If you consider it appropriate, please also promote this vacancy through social media or other communication channels (a newsletter, for example) at your disposal. The public involvement programme at NICE is on Twitter, and you can follow us @NICEGetInvolved – we would be very grateful if you could retweet our tweet to your followers about this recruitment which we have tweeted today.
We really value the contribution that people who use health and social care services, their carers and advocates make to our guidelines, and would appreciate any help you can give in letting people know about this vacancy.
See the project page on our website for more details about this guideline project including key dates and relevant documents.