Our committees

Join us in our mission to improve the quality of health and social care services.

Our committees develop and update our guidance. They meet over several months, and their work is vital in forming our recommendations.

Current vacancies

We're currently in the process of moving our committee vacancies to a new system that will make the application process much simpler. However, some of our vacancies are still in the old system. You can view those vacancies on our join a committee page.

Take a look at our current committee vacancies and apply today:

Professional members

Professional members bring specific technical skills and experience gained from working in health and social care, local authorities, and the life sciences industry.

What professional members do.

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Lay members

Our lay members are members of the public with personal experience or knowledge of particular issues within health and social care.

What lay members do.

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Chairs

Chairs help committees work collaboratively and ensure that all members contribute equally.

Chairs also make sure that our committees follow our policies, methods and processes.

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How to apply

We're excited that you're interested in joining a committee and helping us improve health and social care services.

By joining, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by developing health and social care guidance that improves services. You'll also improve your communication skills and gain confidence by working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills.

Applying is easy. Follow our step-by-step process to get started.

Who can join?

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our committees to provide a wide range of viewpoints and experiences. We're especially looking to improve the representation of black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups. Learn more about our commitment to equality.

Our committees are made up of a diverse range of members including:

  • people who use health and social care services
  • health and social care experts
  • unpaid carers
  • allied health professionals
  • technical experts
  • local government staff.

We're also looking for GPs to take part in our committees.

Find out more about how GPs work with us on our committees to develop our guidance.

What our committee members say

Liz Cross

Liz is an advanced nurse practitioner at a GP practice in Hertfordshire and sits on our indicator advisory committee.

Avril Tucker

Avril is a primary care pharmacist at NHS Wales and sits on our public health advisory committee for managing common infections.

Dr Teik Goh

Dr Teik Goh is a GP at The Garth Surgery in North Yorkshire and sits on our medical technologies advisory committee.