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Committee vacancies and consultation for Postnatal Care update guideline


The National Guideline Association (NGA) has been commissioned by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to update its existing guidance on Postnatal Care, Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth


Guideline Committee member roles

As a Guideline Committee (GC) member you will have the opportunity to help develop the guideline update supported by the NGA staff. Guideline Committees comprise of leading healthcare experts as well as people with personal experience of a condition (lay people). The NGA is commissioned by NICE to develop guidelines using a multi-disciplinary health services research team with expertise in systematic reviewing, information science and health economics.

We are looking for Guideline Committee members as follows:

Guideline Committee positions

Professional Guideline Committee members

  • Obstetrician (ideally a generalist)
  • Paediatrician with an interest in postnatal care
  • Midwife with an interest in postnatal care in the ward
  • Midwife with an interest in postnatal care in the community
  • Health visitor
  • Maternity support worker
  • GP

Co-opted professional Guideline Committee member

  • NHS Commissioner or Clinical network lead
  • Neonatologist
  • Nurse specialising in the care of babies in transition, for example a Transitional Care Nurse
  • Perinatal psychiatrist or psychologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Infant feeding specialist
  • Safeguarding lead in community services
  • Family social worker
  • Family nurse partnership (FNP) practitioner

Two lay/patient Guideline Committee members
For example a woman who has experienced the postnatal care system or the carer of such a woman

To apply, visit the NICE website at the links above.

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 November 2017


Scope consultation

A draft scope is available on the NICE website for stakeholder comment. The stakeholder consultation runs parallel with applications for Guideline Committee member positions.

If you would like to find out more about the draft guidance, how to register as a stakeholder or submit comments please visit the NICE website.


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