Help shape support for adult carers

May 23, 2017

The National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is looking for members for its committee on support for adult carers and feedback on the scope of the guideline. However, you must act fast as the deadline is tomorrow, 24th May.

The provision of support for adult carers guideline committee is looking for members to provide expert knowledge on supporting adult carers and act as a source of advice to the guideline Chair and NGA staff in the identification and review of evidence.

NICE is looking for health or social care practitioners with recent experience and knowledge of supporting adults carers as one of the following:

  • A nurse working in an acute setting.
  • A general practitioner.
  • A service provider, such as a homecare provider.
  • A provider of support, information and advice services to carers.
  • A local authority social worker or occupational therapist.
  • A commissioner of support services for carers.
  • A researcher or academic with a good overview of the literature in this field and an understanding of the practical application.
  • A hospital discharge team representative.
  • A psychologist or mental health worker.

The closing date is 10am tomorrow - Wednesday 24th May. Full application details are on the NICE website.

Also closing tomorrow, at 5pm, is the consultation on the scope of the guideline, Carers: provision of support for adult carers. The scope defines what aspects of care the guidance will cover and to whom it will apply. Further details are available on the NICE website.

This guideline is for:

  • Adult carers of people with health and social care needs.
  • Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups that provide or commission support and information for adult carers and people receiving care.
  • People responsible for assessing and planning local services.
  • Providers of health and social care services that support and give 71 information to adult carers and people receiving care, including:
    • Primary care (including GPs).
    • Secondary care (including acute and mental health trusts).
    • Emergency services.
    • Community and voluntary organisations supporting adult carers.
  • Social care and health practitioners (including personal assistants) working with adult carers.

It will also be relevant to:

  • People using health and social care services.
  • Families of adult carers.
  • Advocates of people using health and social care services.
  • Practitioners working in other related services, including:
    • employers of carers, education, housing, leisure, job centres and welfare advice services.

Carers: provision of support for adult carers is not expected to be published until July 2019.

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