NICE look for committee members to develop their C. Difficile guideline

19th July 2019

NICE Guidelines are recommendations for health & care in England. NICE are looking to recruit patients, unpaid carers and lay members to join their committee, developing their guideline on Clostridium difficile.

Clostridium difficile (also known as s C. difficile or C. diff) is bacteria that can infect the bowel and cause diarrhoea.

Clostridium difficile mostly affects people:

  • who have had to stay in a hospital or care home for a long time
  • over 65 years old
  • with underlying conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, cancer or kidney disease
  • who have a weakened immune system
  • who take proton pump inhibitors to reduce the amount of stomach acid they produce
  • who have had surgery on their digestive system

NICE are looking for people who have an understanding of clostridium difficile infection and the issues important to patients and unpaid carers. This understanding could have been gained through personal experience, as a relative or unpaid carer or as a volunteer/employee of an organisation/support group.

This is your chance to shape future national health & care guidelines.

NICE really values the contribution that people who use health and care services, their carers and advocates make to our guidelines – without it, our work may not be relevant for the people most directly affected by our recommendations

– Janine Wigmore, NICE Public Involvement Adviser

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