NICE have announced the launch of the bursary scheme for the 2018 NICE Annual Conference which is taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester.

Improving Heath, Improving Lives brings together the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred quality care. Core themes of the 2018 event are:

  • Life sciences – value and vision
  • Digital health
  • Patient-centred quality care

From streamed sessions focusing on the detail of new NICE guidelines, to plenary debates on person-centred care and evidence-based practice, the conversation will no doubt return time and again to the key questions: What does excellent care look like? And how much does it cost? View the 2018 NICE Annual Conference agenda for full programme of events.

The bursary offer: This year’s bursary package consists of a full day delegate pass to the conference worth £149 plus VAT. The bursary scheme is open to national patient, carer, service user and voluntary organisations, local and regional Healthwatches, and can be applied for by completing and returning an application form.

Bursary packages are limited and interest is expected to be high so don’t delay in returning your application. Further details of the bursary scheme and the application form are also available on NICE website bursary page.

The closing date for submitted applications is 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018. Applications will be considered for eligibility by the NICE Public Involvement Programme. Applications which meet the eligibility criteria will be selected for a bursary at random.

Because of the limited number of bursary packages available, priority may be given to those organisations who have not previously received a NICE conference bursary.

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible following the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will be entitled to book delegate passes at a discounted rate.

How to apply: Once you have read the terms and conditions, complete and return your application form electronically to or by post to NICE 2018 – Conference Bursary Scheme, c/o Mrs Sally Taylor, Public Involvement Programme, NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT.

Please note that applications received after 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018 will NOT be considered.


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