Putting patients and the public at the heart of NICE's work.

NICE is committed to involving patients, carers and the public in the development of its guidance and other products. By involving the very people for whom the guidance will be relevant, we put the needs and preferences of patients and the public at the heart of our work. This page gives more information about the opportunities for patient, carer and public involvement at NICE, and how you can get involved with our work.

Developing our guidance with you

Find out how you can suggest a topic and how you can help us develop guidance.

Help develop guidance

Our guidance in development

Training and masterclasses

Involving the public

Our Public Involvement Programme welcomes your contribution.

Our patient and public involvement policy

Our equality scheme

Our Public Involvement Programme

Putting our guidance into practice

Find out how to put NICE guidance into practice, and how you can help.

Benefits of putting our guidance into practice

Your care

Accessing treatment

 

Join a NICE committee or working group

Find out how you can suggest a topic and how you can help us develop guidance.

Read more about joining a NICE committee

Comment on draft guidance

Our Public Involvement Programme welcomes your contribution.

See all consultations

Meetings held in public

Find out how to put NICE guidance into practice, and how you can help.

Meetings held in public

Lay members' perspective

Nobody knows a disease more intimately than someone who has had it for many years. I think the presence of lay people also helps ground the proceedings a bit: we know when what's being proposed will be impractical for some people and can make better suggestions.

Alison's story

Linda's story

Susan's story

Guidance written for patients and the public

We produce versions of all our guidance for patients, carers and members of the public. Click on the 'information for the public' tab on the guidance pages

 

Guidance in the news

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