The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new set of new proposals to improve how they deliver patient and public involvement within the organisation. The proposals are now available on the NICE website in draft, and they’re keen to hear what everyone thinks of them before they’re finalised early next year.
The commitment to hearing the public voice is a routine and crucial part of how they develop NICE guidance and standards. For this reason, it was vital for the organisation to review their approach to lay involvement and to find out how they can improve on what they’re doing already, and how they can ‘future proof’ their work, as NICE continues to change and develop.
After carrying out a year-long review, which involved talking to stakeholders – both inside and outside NICE – reviewing the information and converted it into a set of principles and proposals. We hope these will ensure that our ‘front door’ is always open and welcoming to everyone who wants to work with NICE.
You can access our new proposals: ‘Improving how patients and the public can help develop NICE guidance and standards’ here. Our consultation is now open for comments and will run until 28 February 2017.
To find out more about the review, take a look at our Head of Public Involvement’s blog ‘Moonlighting for the Thought Police’.