Develop National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE Standards) as an Indicators Advisory Committee Lay Member

NICE is looking for people to join the Indicators Advisory Committee in developing and updating a range of NICE quality standards as a standing lay member

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 considers the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups.

NICE is currently looking for patients / parents / unpaid carers / people who use services / members of the public and their advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the indicators advisory committee who help to develop and/or update NICE quality standards on a range of different topics.

Recruitment is open until 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.

Who should be a lay member?

  • People who have an understanding of the development of indicators for quality improvement in health and social care.
  • People who can help make sure the experiences of patients, carers and service users are included in the development of NICE indicators.

This may include:

  • identifying major concerns of patients, carers and service users to inform committee discussions
  • making sure that the views of patients, carers and service users are taken into account when the committee recommends indicators for inclusion in NICE indicator menus
  • checking that patient/public evidence and equality issues are reflected in documents and guidance produced.

The standing lay member of this committee will play a key role in making sure that the views, experiences and interests of the public are included in the committee’s decision-making.

NICE would welcome an application from those who have an understanding of the issues important to people who use services, their families or local communities with respect to the committee’s work and are able to reflect the experiences and needs of a wide network of relevant members of the public. They need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. Lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and NICE cover travel and other expenses.