Each year the Public Involvement Programme runs a set of workshops to help patient, carer and service user organisations learn more about NICE's activities and the opportunities to participate in NICE's work.

What are masterclasses?

At each masterclass, speakers will introduce participants to the range of NICE guidance, standards and advice that we produce. Interactive exercises will enhance participants’ NICE knowledge and explore how the work we do might be relevant to their organisation. There are also opportunities for questions and discussion to help participants get the most out of the day.

How long do masterclasses last?

The classes usually last a day and refreshments are provided.

Our next masterclass

Shared decision-making

We’ll address the key questions:

  • What is shared decision-making and why is it important?
  • What are the challenges around shared decision-making and how can we encourage greater shared decision-making in practice?
  • What does shared decision-making mean to people using services?
  • What are NICE doing to encourage greater shared decision-making and how can people who use services and organisations that represent them be more involved?

View the draft agenda

How to register

If you would like to attend please contact PIP@nice.org.uk, 0161 870 3020.



10 Spring Gardens



Date and time

Thursday 25 October 2018

10am to 3pm


The masterclasses are free for patient, carer, service user and voluntary organisations working in the health and social care arena who are unfamiliar with the range of NICE products and processes (such as those who have only been involved in one aspect of NICE’s work) or would like to be updated on new developments.  Please note, the masterclasses are usually limited to one person per organisation on a first come first served basis.

The classes usually last a day and refreshments are provided. We are not able to reimburse travel or subsistence expenses.

Future masterclasses

If you would like to express an interest in upcoming masterclasses, or if you would like to suggest topics for future masterclasses, please contact PIP@nice.org.uk - 0161 870 3020.