Latest Fellows and Scholars unveiled
Exploring the use of NICE guidance by out-of-hours GPs, promoting NICE in dentistry, and investigating whether childhood activity guidelines are being followed in schools, are just some of the projects planned by the latest group of fellows and scholars.
The latest positions have been awarded to individuals who support NICE's work and aspire to improve care in their local and professional communities, as part of the Institute's annual recruitment to its Fellows and Scholars Programme.
For the first time since the Programme began in 2010, NICE welcomes professionals from dentistry, ophthalmology and sociology. The Programme also welcomes its first Fellow from Wales.
Other professions represented in this year's intake include academia, general practice, anaesthesia, public health and psychiatry.
Fellows and Scholars represent NICE at local and professional levels. They have opportunities to undertake projects which are designed to improve the delivery of care or evidence-based practice more generally.
Val Moore, Programme Director for Implementation at NICE and Mentor to the Fellows and Scholars said: “Our Fellows and Scholars Programme is a unique opportunity for motivated and dynamic individuals across the country to exchange ideas and get support from NICE in driving up the quality of care in their local and professional communities.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to all of our appointees for 2012 and warmly welcome them to NICE.”
Fellows are senior professionals such as consultants, clinical or public health directors and lecturers, who work with NICE for three years.
Scholars are professionals such as registrars and managers, who work with NICE for twelve months. Both roles are unpaid and undertaken alongside existing jobs and other professional responsibilities.
Professionals wishing to apply for next year's intake to the Programme can register their early interest online.
18 April 2012