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NICE searches for a nurse non-executive director

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Nurses are encouraged to apply to be a NICE NED Nurses are encouraged to apply to be a NICE NED

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is calling for a senior nurse or midwife to join its board as a non-executive director (NED).

NICE NEDs help to ensure that the organisation fulfils its role to help the NHS provide the highest quality care. The board, made up of directors, executive directors and NEDs, meets quarterly to set and review NICE's strategic objectives.

NICE is looking for two candidates to fill NED roles following the departure of two members.

The first is a nursing/midwifery/allied health professional role. For this post candidates should have a record of achievement and personal effectiveness at a senior level working in nursing, midwifery or the allied health professions.

The second is a primary care clinician for which candidates should have a record of achievement and personal effectiveness at a senior level working in primary care.

Professor Rona McCandlish is the outgoing nursing and midwifery NED and has previously worked as both a nurse and a midwife. 'I've had the most exhilarating and challenging times of my career over the past 8 years while on NICE's Board. I've been stretched to think hard about changes to NICE's methods and outputs and the considerable challenges faced by this independent public body,' she said.

'The health and social care systems which use NICE guidance and information will continue to seek trusted evidence-based guidance about quality and cost-effectiveness. As part of the NED role is to help decide whether NICE "business" is valuable and relevant I know that the next 8 years for NICE and its NEDs will be no less enthralling than the last,' she added.

The role is for 2-3 days per month, with a salary of £7883 per annum. The closing date for applications is 12pm on 24 August 2015.

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