29th November 2019

NICE are recruiting committee members for this guideline.

Committee members

We are looking for healthcare professionals with demonstrable relevant experience and knowledge in the field of Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people and in one of the following specialist areas:

The following full committee members:

  • a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases or a paediatrician with an interest in infectious diseases
  • a consultant in paediatric accident and emergency medicine
  • a consultant in paediatric intensive care
  • a GP
  • a paediatric pharmacist
  • a paediatric nurse with experience in bacterial meningitis and meningococcal infection.

We’re also looking for experts who will attend 3 to 5 meetings each year to advise on a particular topic:

  • a paediatrician with expertise in developmental assessment
  • a paediatric neuroradiologist
  • a paediatric neurologist with an interest in meningitis
  • an NHS 111 representative
  • an ambulance service representative.


Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, along with an ability to communicate complex issues to differing audiences. Applicants should have a commitment to evidence based practice, ideally with experience of guideline development processes, an understanding of systematic reviewing, critical appraisal methods and the role of health economics in supporting decision-making.


To apply for this role please send the following documents:

  1. A cover letter, explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification and your motivation for applying for the post
  2. A short CV
  3. Applicant information form – with details of 2 referees
  4. Declaration of interests form
  5. Equality monitoring form

Applications must be sent to NGAApplications@RCOG.ORG.UK for the attention of Josh South by 5pm on 30th December 2019.


For further information see the NICE website – https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/our-committees/join-a-committee/member–bacterial-meningitis-and-meningococcal-septicaemia-in-children-and-young-people-guideline-committee


Our recruitment period for the lay members we wish to appoint to the committee will be going live from tomorrow 28th November 2019.



Interviews are expected to take place on 10th & 11th February 2020 (by telephone).


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