Lay members being sought to join NICE committee

25th August 2015

NICE is looking for lay members to join its committee that gives guidance on the use of drugs, treatments and medical devices in the NHS.

It is seeking applications from patients, careers and those working in allied health service user roles to join its technology appraisal committee.

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Its technology appraisal committee considers and interprets evidence on both clinical and cost effectiveness to produce guidance for the NHS on the use of new and established health technologies.

The lay members of the committee play a key role in making sure that the views, experiences and interests of patients, carers and service users, are considered in the committee’s decision-making.

The appointment will be for up to three years and committee meetings will take place in London.

An attendance fee and expenses are included. Applications must be made by 5pm on 16 September 2015.

For more details, see here.