Can you help NICE develop guidance on social work for adults with complex needs?

Help develop the NICE guideline on Social work for adults with complex needs

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 adults with complex needs, their unpaid carers and advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the committee developing a guideline on Social work for adults with complex needs. 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 Monday 18 November 2019.

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.

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.