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NICE is recruiting chairs for two social care quality standard groups

8041198-article-dementiaNICE is recruiting chairs to oversee the development of two pilot quality standards for social care.

The Department of Health has asked NICE to develop pilot quality standards for the care of people with dementia and on the health and wellbeing of looked-after children.

This follows the publication of the government's Health and Social Care Bill which set out plans for NICE to expand its remit into social care.

The aim of the pilot is to test out draft methods and processes, explore the format and presentation of the quality standards in social care settings, and develop an approach to integrating related health and social care standards.

NICE is working in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in the development of these two pilot quality standards.

For the role of Chair of the dementia quality standard, NICE is looking for an expert with a specialist or particular interest in the social care aspects of supporting people with dementia and their carers.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of the issues for the care of people with dementia. They should be a skilled leader and have experience of multi-professional collaboration, working across social care, health, local authorities, academia, the private and voluntary sectors and have previously chaired committees or working groups.

Applicants for the role of Chair of the looked-after children quality standard should have a particular interest in the social care aspects of the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and extensive experience of the issues for the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and of children's services.

They should be a skilled leader and have experience of multi-professional collaboration, working across social care, health, local authorities, academia, the private and voluntary sectors and have previously chaired with committees or working groups.

Chairs and members of the topic expert groups are drawn from the NHS, social care and health professionals, service users, patients and carers groups, academia and the wider social care and health communities. They do not represent their organisations but are selected for their expertise and judgment.

All members of topic expert groups have equal status, which reflects the relevance and importance of their different expertise and experience.

They include social care and health professionals as well as service user, patient and carer members. All group members need to attend regular meetings and undertake background reading.

Click here if you wish to apply for the role of Chair to the 'Care of people with dementia' social care quality standards topic expert group, or here if you are interested in the role of Chair to the 'Health and wellbeing of looked-after children' social care quality standards topic expert group.

The deadline for applications is 9th September 2011 at 5pm.

19 August 2011

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