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Invitation to apply for the role of Guideline Development Group member for the Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults (partial update) guideline and quality standard within the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

National Collaborating Centre

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) is recruiting Guideline Development Group (GDG) members for the Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults (partial update) Guideline Development Group, which will update the Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults clinical guideline and develop a national quality standard. The guideline will be a partial update of guidance based on evidence about service-level interventions, cognitive remediation, vocational rehabilitation and low intensity interventions.

The NCCMH, which includes senior academics and clinicians, systematic reviewers, project managers, health economists and research assistants, is funded by NICE to produce evidence-based clinical guidelines for the NHS. The NCCMH is a joint partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society.

Chairs and members of Guideline Development Groups are drawn from the NHS, healthcare professionals, patients, carers and academia. They do not represent their organisations but are selected for their expertise, experience of working with multidisciplinary and lay colleagues and understanding of evidence based healthcare. All members of Guideline Development Groups have equal status, which reflects the relevance and importance of their different expertise and experience. All group members need to attend regular meetings and undertake background reading.

Centre for Clinical Practice

The Centre for Clinical Practice develops clinical guidelines and quality standards.

Guidelines form recommendations on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS. They are based on the best available evidence. Guidelines help health professionals in their work, but they do not replace their knowledge and skills.

Quality standards are a set of specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care, covering the treatment and prevention of different diseases and conditions. Derived from the best available guidance, these standards are significant levers for improvement in quality and value.

Skills and experience

The GDG will consist of members from the healthcare profession and lay representatives, and will consult with an extensive range of stakeholders.

GDG members should have professional experience with a special interest in psychosis and schizophrenia, and experience working in multi-professional collaboration. Ideally members will have previously worked with committees or working groups and will have experience in implementation and management of services. Working as a GDG member requires strong interpersonal skills, along with excellent verbal and written skills, and requires a commitment to evidence-based medicine. Knowledge of NICE and the guideline development methodologies, as well as an understanding of systematic reviews and critical appraisal methods and results, is desirable.

We are looking for representatives from the following professions but would also consider other applicants with relevant experience:

  • Psychiatry, with a particular interest in community psychiatry/service-level interventions.
  • Clinical psychology, with a particular interest in service-level interventions.
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Time commitment and conditions

Guideline Development Group members are expected to attend approximately 12 day-long meetings per year. In addition, members will need to be able to deal in a timely manner with the reading of documents as well as helping with the production of consultation documents. Meetings are held in central London.

Closing date for applications Monday 9 January 2012

How to apply

For further information about what the role involves please use the links below:

For an informal discussion with the NCCMH Director, Prof Tim Kendall, about this guideline please email: nccmhcadmin@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

Decisions about who to recruit to the GDG of the Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults, clinical guideline and quality standard will rest with the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.

The following forms should be completed and returned:

  • A short CV
  • A short statement outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification - of no more than one page
  • Equalities monitoring form
  • Declaration of interests form
  • Reference form

If you would like to receive hard copies of these forms, please email: nccmhcadmin@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

You will need to return the forms (either in hard copy or in electronic format) by Monday 9 January 2012 at 17:00 to:

Maryla Moulin
nccmhcadmin@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
4th Floor, Standon House
21 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA

NICE and its partners aim to process all applications as quickly as possible and to treat all applicants with courtesy. If you feel that you have any complaints about the way your application has been handled, we would like to hear from you.

Please write to:

Alana Christopher
Associate Director
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
MidCity Place
71 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6NA

NICE is committed to the values of equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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