We’ve received a couple of requests from the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence for applicants to join various committees. Please see below:
NICE Public Health Advisory Committee – recruitment of ‘core’ community member
We are currently seeking applications for a ‘core’ community member to join the committee who develop public health guidance on a range of different topics. We would be very grateful if you would circulate recruitment information to people who may be interested in this vacancy. You may also wish to encourage individuals to apply.
The core community member of this committee will play a key role in making sure that the views, experiences and interests of the public, especially vulnerable community groups, are included in the committee’s decision-making. The appointment will be for a period of 3 years and committee meetings will take place in central London. Our community members are paid a fee to attend meetings and we cover travel and other expenses.
We would welcome an application from those who have an understanding of the issues important to service users, families or communities with respect to public health activities and initiatives and are able to reflect the experiences and needs of a wide network of relevant members of the public. This could be as someone who has been involved in activities, groups or campaigns to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific groups of people or as a volunteer or employee of a relevant community or voluntary organisation. The applicant would need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting.
To give you an idea of the areas of public health that NICE develops guidelines in, we have recently published guidance on:
- approaches to delaying or developing the onset of dementia, frailty and disability in later life (for the over 65s)
- promoting workplace health
- preventing excess weight gain
- promoting physical activity
- reducing the health risk associated with cold homes