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Nov

NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme


NHS managers, as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, have until the end of November to apply for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) Fellows and Scholars Programme, which is now in its second year.

 

Set up in April last year, the programme aims to foster a network of NHS health professionals who are committed to improving the quality of patient care within their local health and professional communities, as well as supporting the core values that underpin NICE's work.
NICE will be awarding 10 Fellowships, each for a fixed term of three years, to senior health professionals who will be able to use their experience and reputation to act as ambassadors for the Institute. Fellows will also have the opportunity to become involved in other activities, such as clinical audit, education and policy development.

 


[quote top=Professor Peter Littlejohns, NICE’s clinical and public health director, said:] This year we are again looking for professionals across the NHS in England who embody what NICE is all about; that is, ensuring that patients receive the highest possible quality of care from their NHS. [/quote]

 

Professor Littlejohns continued to comment: "Our Fellows and Scholars Programme is an opportunity to develop the expertise and aspirations of exceptional professionals who are committed to making real changes to how healthcare is delivered locally, using methods that are proven to be both clinically and cost effective. We welcome applications across all relevant NHS specialties and regions, in particular from disciplines that are not represented by our first intake." 


Dr Monica Lakhanpaul, a NICE Fellow and Consultant Paediatrician at Leicester City Community Health Services, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for healthcare professionals. It's not only the access to NICE that has been advantageous but also the fact that the Fellows and Scholars group is a group of motivated and dynamic people who you can exchange ideas with.
Another advantage is that you get a mentor as well, and sometimes within the NHS we are so busy working that we forget that we also need somebody to turn to for advice.”

 

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