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Become a young person or parent/carer member of the group developing a guideline on diabetes in children (type 1 and type 2)

The Patient and Public Involvement Programme and the National Collaborating Centre for women´s and children´s health are looking for applications from young people (aged over 16) with diabetes as well as parents/carers of children with diabetes to be part of the group that will develop a clinical guideline for the care of children and young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This is a partial update of 'Type 1 Diabetes' (NICE clinical guideline CG15). The original guideline only covered the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children. This guideline update is being extended to cover Type 2 diabetes in children and young people.

Members of this group will play a key role in making sure that the views, experiences and interests of both children and young people and their parents/carers inform the development of the guideline and recommendations to the NHS.

All members of the guideline development group have equal status, which reflects the relevance and importance of their different expertise and experience. The group includes health professionals and researchers as well as patient/carer members. All group members need to attend regular meetings and to prepare for them in advance, including reading relevant papers.

Skills and experience
We would welcome an application from you if you are:

  • A young person (aged over 16) with experience or knowledge of diabetes for example, as someone with:
  • - type 1 diabetes


  • - type 2 diabetes


  • A parent or carer of a child with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • A policy officer from a relevant patient/carer organisation

Successful applicants will need to have:

  • Time to commit to the work of the group: attending meetings, background reading, commenting on draft documents etc.
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Health professionals will be well represented on the group, so ideally we are looking for someone without a health professional background.

Members of the guideline development group representing patients' and carers' interests are paid an attendance fee and reasonable travel, childcare or other carer expenses are also reimbursed. The Patient and Public Involvement Programme will provide these members with dedicated and ongoing support throughout their time on the group.

Tax and benefits
Please note that attendance fees and reimbursable expenses are subject to the usual tax and benefit rules that apply to earned income.

How to apply
Please read the role description and person specification, information for applicants and recruitment pack using the links below. If you are interested in applying please complete and return the application form, equalities monitoring form and declaration of interest form.

  • Lay members role description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Information for applicants
  • Recruitment pack (contains all other relevant forms, policies and procedures)

We would encourage any young people who would like to apply to be a member of this group to call Emma Chambers to discuss your application.
You can contact Emma on 020 7045 2057 / e-mail:

The National Collaborating Centre will decide whom to recruit to the Guideline Development Group. Please note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a place on the group.

The following forms should be completed and returned:

  • Application form (no CVs please)
  • Equalities monitoring form
  • Declaration of Interests form
  • NICE is unable to access any documents that have been sent or stored via a file hosting service that allows users to upload files to a cloud storage, such as SkyDrive. Please send your documents as email attachments.

If you would prefer paper copies of any of these forms, please email or write to Arrezou Carrier. You will need to return the forms (either in hard copy or in electronic format) to:

Arrezou Carrier
Patient and Public Involvement Programme
MidCity Place
71 High Holborn