The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is looking for patients and carers with experience of tumour profiting tests for breast cancer to join an advisory committee. The committee will asses tumour profiling tests to guide chemotherapy decisions for lymph node-positive early breast cancer in order to make recommendations on their use in the NHS.

NICE are looking for people with experience of either lymph node-positive early breast cancer or tumour profiling tests in lymph node-positive early breast cancer, and an understanding of the issues important to patients.

As a lay member, you will have this experience and understanding:

  • through personal experience you have of treatment and care provided for you by the NHS
  • as a relative or unpaid carer of someone who has used relevant health services
  • as an advocate, volunteer, or officer of a relevant voluntary organisation or support group.

Expected commitment from participants:

There will be two meetings of this committee, 26 October 2023 and 18 January 2024. Meetings last for 4 hours, which you can join either virtually or in central Manchester.

Commitment to inclusion:

There is an honorarium of £75 paid for each meeting. A named member of the public involvement team will be available throughout your time working with NICE, to offer help and support.

You will be offered training and guidance to make sure you feel confident on the committee, as well as regular chats with your named contact.

If you have any special requirements, for example access or travel needs, NICE can discuss this with you and make adjustments where needed.

Closing date to apply: 5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2023.


If you apply for this please let the organisers know you found out about the opportunity through Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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