Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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. Their guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups.

NICE is currently looking for patients and their advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the committee developing the guideline on Rehabilitation after Traumatic injury.  

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 12 September 2018.

NICE 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. NICE lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and we cover travel and other expenses. We’re specifically looking for people with experience of rehabilitation services following traumatic injury and a parent of a child or young person with complex rehab needs following traumatic injury.

See the project page on the NICE website for more details about this guideline project, including key dates and relevant documents.


Stakeholder registration and consultation on the guideline’s scope

Also open until 5pm on 12 September is the opportunity for registered stakeholder organisations to comment on the draft scope for the above guideline. The scope sets out what the guideline will and will not cover.

To see the draft scope and register as a stakeholder for this particular guideline, please visit the project webpage.

Registering as a stakeholder does not commit you to attending any meetings or other activity, but it is the only way in which you will be able to make NICE aware of your views on the draft documents and receive a response. NICE responds to all comments from registered stakeholders, with comments and responses posted on the website when the final version of the document is published.

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