A little while back Crohn’s & Colitis UK promoted an opportunity to apply to join a National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Committee to review some of the guidance around the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Following an application and competitive interview process, I’m very happy to be able to share that I was appointed to the committee for 12 months, and the first meeting is tomorrow in Manchester!
We are going to be looking at some guidance around drugs for ulcerative colitis and some other things too – we’ll learn about the scope of the year when we meet.
Although I am part of the committee as an individual, my role is to get the patient voice heard, so I will be using my blog and social media platforms to canvas opinions from time to time.
I’ll be updating on social media as I travel up to the meeting this evening and when I can during the day, and I’ll do something afterwards to let you know how it was.
It’s really important that the views of patients are heard in these processes, and I’m really looking forward to being involved.