Opportunity to get involved as a lay member in developing our guideline on Children and young people with disabilities & severe complex needs

NICE are looking for lay people to join their committee developing guidance for children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs

NICE are looking for people with an understanding of the health and social care support that is important for children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs.

This guideline will cover children and young people from birth to 25 years with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010 – so someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities) and severe complex needs. Severe complex needs refers to an ongoing need for integrated health and social care support and services.

NICE need you to join a committee developing NICE guidance for the NHS and local government, if you:

  • have personal experience as a disabled child or young person with severe and complex needs and have received treatment and care provided by the NHS and social care  services (please note that you need to be 16 and over to join this committee)
  • are a parent, relative or unpaid carer of a child or young person who has used relevant health and social care services
  • are a volunteer or employee of a relevant voluntary organisation or support group

Time needed: Meetings happen roughly every 6 – 8 weeks for 18 months

Meetings happen in: London (we will pay for you to travel to meetings and stay overnight if required)

Payment: £150 per meeting (plus additional expenses)

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 5 February 2019

More information can be found in our additional information and in our info on who we are looking for and what is involved. You can find both of these documents on the recruitment webpage for this role.

Any questions? Contact the public involvement team: PIPrecruitment@nice.org.uk or 0161 870 3020.