Consultation on improving how patients and the public can help develop NICE guidance and standards
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a set of new proposals to improve how they deliver patient and public involvement within the organisation.
These proposals are now available on the NICE website in draft, and they are keen to hear what people think of them before they’re finalised early next year.
The organisation’s commitment to hearing public voices is a routine and crucial part of how NICE develop their guidance and standards. For this reason, they feel it is important that they review their whole approach to lay involvement – to find out how they can improve on what they’re doing already, and how they can ‘future proof’ this 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 – and reviewing studies of best practice for layperson involvement, they’ve taken all of this information on board and converted it into a set of principles and proposals.
This consultation is now open for comments and will run until 28th February 2017.