Welcome to the patient involvement section of SIGN's website

[Graphic representatiuon of groups involved in SIGN guidelines]

SIGN develops evidence-based national clinical practice guidelines for NHSScotland. We write guidelines to:

Download our booklet SIGN Guidelines: information for patients, carers and members of the public (PDF 1.13M)

We write our guidelines by working with a range of NHS staff as well as with patients, carers and members of the public. 

Patients, carers and members of the public play an important role in our work. Involving patients and carers in the development of our guidelines allows their views and their experiences to complement the evidence and the knowledge and experience of healthcare professionals.

Patients and carers are represented on SIGN Council (the governing board of SIGN) by three lay representatives. Lay representatives can be patients, carers, members of the public our people who work for voluntary organisations that represent patients.These people are not medical staff. Currently our lay representatives are:

Margo Biggs
Suzanne Clarke
Helen Tyrrell
Eileen Wallace

You can read more about how we incorporate patient and carer views into our guidelines in our section on Identifying patient and carer views

The patient involvement section of the SIGN website aims to:

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If you would like to find out more about patient and public involvement at SIGN, please contact Karen Graham, Patient Involvement Officer by phoning her on 0131 623 4740 or by e-mailing her at karen.graham2@nhs.net

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