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Patients and the public February 2021


Patients and the public February 2021

  • 22/02/2021
  • Health & Social Care Research

Join a research committee and help the NIHR make funding recommendations on world-class research, improving NHS services and social care in England. The National Institute for Health Research is inviting patients, carers, services users and members of the public interested in health and social care to join a number of its national and regional research committees. The committees include public members, senior academics and NHS clinicians and practitioners, who together assess research proposals and make recommendations for funding.   The committees have an important part to play to help us deliver our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.  As the nation’s largest funder of health and social care research, we work in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, to deliver world-class research that transforms people's lives, promotes economic growth and advances science. We have vacancies for a number of committees responsible for making funding recommendations in health and social care research. The research will bring together some of the best minds in the nation to develop world-class research to improve patient care and drive innovation in areas such as diagnostics and treatment models. We are looking for patients, carers, service users and members of the public who are interested in a broad range of health and social care topics and research, beyond their own personal experience. To ensure we do not have an overlap of skills, knowledge and experience with our professional committee members, we exclude applications to public committee roles from people who have, or have had, a professional role in health or social care services or research. Watch this video to learn about how public members are making a difference. For more information about the role, eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the NIHR website: Public Committee Member - National and Regional Committees


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We would be happy to answer any questions about these opportunities and provide guidance and support on the application process, please contact us by email: [email protected]



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