The NCEC was established in 2010, and public and/or patient (PPI) representatives are listed among its members in its first annual report published in 2013. The Committee meets quarterly, and as required. The work of NCEC is ongoing.
The National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) comprises of 20 members, including two public and/or patient (PPI) representatives (both patients). The PPI representatives are appointed by the Minister for Health. PPI representatives do not need any formal qualification nor do they need to be affiliated to a patient organisation. They should be willing to share the broader patient perspective rather than their own personal opinion. They should not have practiced as a healthcare professional for more than five years. The term is from three to five years. Members can serve a maximum of two terms. PPI representatives have been on the Committee since 2013.