Patient and Public members sought for Research Capability Programme Pilot Health Research Support Service
26 October 2010
A Health Research Support Service is being created by the NIHR Research Capability Programme (RCP). This will enable research to achieve its full potential as a "core" activity for healthcare alongside other uses of NHS data that lead to improvements in the quality and safety of care.
In order to test the capability of the Health Research Support Service a pilot is being set up. To support the Pilot RCP are seeking patient and public members to join a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Co-ordination Group. This group will promote public participation in health research from a local, regional and national lay perspective.
Members will be required to:
Applications are welcomed from those who have experience of health services, or research as a patient, carer or advocate, or as a representative of patients and carers. Other desirable attributes include:
- attend monthly meetings
- read meeting papers in advance
- contribute to discussions
- provide feedback on documents
- assist the Pilot HRSS in understanding the perspectives of patients and the public
- consider ways in which wider patient and public involvement can be achieved
- maintain confidentiality where appropriate
- declare any conflict of interest where appropriate
- identify any personal needs for training or support.
An honorarium will be paid according to the NIHR payment and re-imbursement rates for PPI.
All out of pocket expenses will be covered according to Department of Health policy.
- the ability to listen to others
- summarise issues
- express views objectively with a constructive purpose and strategic overview
- understand the role of health and social care research as a core part of the patient journey
- have a working knowledge of data protection law with regard to patient confidentiality.
The closing date for applications is Friday November 5th 2010
For an information pack please contact Paul Tavares, Programme Support Officer Tel: 0207 210 6881 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org