Help develop NICE guidance

There are several different ways you can help NICE develop its guidance. This could be by commenting on drafts of NICE guidance or by joining a committee or working group that is developing the guidance.

If you aren't interested in any of the current topics, please complete our interested individuals form and email it to We'll let you know when there is a vacancy which matches your interests. 

'How to' guides

Handbooks for patients, carers and members of the public wanting to get involved in NICE's work programmes are available. Please use the links below to download a copy.

Contributing to NICE guidelines


This guide explains how individuals and organisations can get involved in developing NICE guidelines.

Contributing to a technology appraisal: help for patients and carers

The following guides have been developed to support national patient and carer groups and patient experts who are involved with NICE's technology appraisals.

Information for national patient and carer groups
We have written these documents for national patient and carer organisations who participate, or are interested in participating, in NICE's technology appraisals.

These hints and tips documents have been written to support your organisation in putting forward a successful patient expert nomination.

This is the template for patient organisation submissions

Information for patient experts

These documents are for people who are attending the Technology Appraisal Committee meeting as a patient or carer expert. It contains general information on what to expect as a Patient Expert, how you can prepare for the meeting, what you might expect in the meeting, and what will happen afterwards.

This is the template for patient expert statements

If you have any questions or would like further information about participating in technology appraisals, please contact the Public Involvement Advisers for technology appraisals, Heidi Livingstone on 020 7045 2183 or Chloe Kastoryano on 020 7045 2188.

Contributing to NICE interventional procedure - a guide for patients & carers


This guide shows you how you can contribute to the development of interventional procedure guidance. It takes you through the process from start to finish, and shows how both individuals and organisations can take part.

It is written for individual patients and carers and patient and carer organisations.

Lay members' perspective

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Topic selection

Find out how different teams at NICE select their topics for development into information, advice and guidance.