The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is again offering an opportunity to those working in health and social care to gain a unique insight into the work of NICE, influencing its work and gaining access to a range of career enhancing opportunities. Fellows and scholars are supported through a series of workshops, along with access to an allocated adviser.
Previous fellows and scholars have found that the programmes really helped to open doors for them to progress their careers and raise their profiles.
Recruitment for the 2020 intake of NICE fellows and scholars is now open. The programmes recognise the achievements and promise of individuals from health, public health and social care who are working to improve the quality of care.
NICE appoints up to 10 fellows and 10 scholars per year. Fellows and scholars benefit from development opportunities and get to work with like-minded colleagues from different disciplines across the UK.
NICE fellows are senior health and social care leaders who are ambassadors for the Institute at regional and national levels and among their professional groups and peers. Over the course of their 3-year fellowship they are expected to dedicate around 1 day per month to using their networks and influence to support NICE in the implementation of its guidance.
NICE scholarships are 1-year opportunities for individuals working in health and social care to find out about the inner workings of NICE and undertake an improvement project, related to NICE products, within their local area. Scholars are expected to dedicate approximately 1 day per week to their scholarship activities.
Both roles are unpaid and undertaken alongside successful candidates existing jobs.
Applications close on 28 October. More information can be found here and here.