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NICE seeks nurses and other healthcare professionals to join its board

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is looking for a nurse, midwife or allied health professional to be a non-executive director on its board

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is seeking nurses and other healthcare professionals to join its board.

The organisation, which produces best practice guidance for cost-effective NHS care, needs to fill two part-time non-executive director positions.

It is looking in particular for a nurse, midwife or allied health professional, and a primary care clinician.

The role would require working for two to three days a month and comes with an annual salary of £7,883.

The NICE board meets three times a year to set and review the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Rona McCandlish, an outgoing nursing and midwifery non-executive director who has been on the board for eight years, said she had the 'most exhilarating and challenging times' of her career in the role. 

Professor McCandlish, who began her career as a nurse and who has been a practising midwife since 1995, said: 'I've been stretched to think hard about changes to NICE’s methods and outputs, and the considerable challenges faced by this independent public body.

'The health and social care systems that use NICE guidance and information will continue to seek trusted, evidence-based guidance about quality and cost effectiveness.

'A part of the non-executive director role is to help decide whether NICE "business" is valuable and relevant, and I know that the next eight years for NICE and its non-executive directors will be no less enthralling than the last.'  

Nurses, midwives or allied health professionals who apply should have a record of achievement at a senior level in their profession.

To apply, click here.

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