Vacancy for lay member to join the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s Diagnostics Advisory Committee
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are recruiting a lay member to join the Diagnostics Advisory Committee who will contribute to developing and updating NICE Diagnostics guidance for 3 years.
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 members of the public (usually referred to as ‘lay members’) to join the Diagnostics Advisory Committee who will help to develop and update NICE guidance on a range of different diagnostic technologies. 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 the 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 Tuesday 21 July 2020.
Diagnostics guidance supports the consistent and timely adoption of innovative diagnostic technologies that can provide benefits to patients and/or the healthcare system and ensure cost-effective use of NHS resources. The committee look at and discuss the evidence which is available to develop guidance on diagnostic tests. More information about the Diagnostics Advisory Committee and its current members is available from the NICE website.
We’re looking for people with some experience of diagnostic testing and an understanding of the issues important to patients, people using services, unpaid carers, communities and the public. Lay members 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.
To give you an idea of the type of guidance the Diagnostics Advisory Committee produces, we have recently published:
- Tests to help assess risk of acute kidney injury for people being considered for critical care admission
- Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis