NICE are looking for lay members to join the Interventional procedures advisory committee.

NICE are recruiting a lay member to join the interventional procedures advisory committee who will contribute to developing guidance for 3 years.
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NICE are currently looking for members of the public (usually referred to as ‘lay members’) to join the interventional procedures advisory committee who will help to develop and update NICE guidance on a range of different procedures used for diagnosis or treatment.

See the recruitment advert for details of what working with the committee involves, the kind of experience and knowledge they are looking for, and how to apply.

This guidance looks at procedures used for diagnosis and treatment. It considers if they are safe and work well enough for wider use in the NHS.

An interventional procedure covers a broad range of topics. It can include things like:

  • making a cut or a hole to gain access to the inside of a patient's body
    For example, carrying out an operation or inserting a tube into a blood vessel.
  • gaining access to a body cavity without cutting
     For example, carrying out treatment inside the stomach using an instrument     inserted via the mouth.
  • using electromagnetic radiation
    For example, using a laser to treat eye problems.

More information about the interventional procedures advisory committee and its current members is available from the NICE website.

They are looking for people with some experience and understanding of the issues important to patients, people using services, unpaid carers, communities and the public when considering having an interventional procedure. Lay members need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting; all meetings are held virtually at the moment. NICE lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and other expenses.

To give you an idea of the type of guidance the interventional procedures advisory committee produces, they have recently published:


Recruitment is open until 5pm on Tuesday 7 Sept 2021.

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