Welsh Government

Current opportunities

Looking for a new opportunity to work with researchers in Wales? The latest opportunities for members of the public are posted below. If you need more information on any of the opportunities, please phone the team on 02920 230457 or email research-involvement@wales.nhs.uk.

If you would like to apply for an opportunity you can submit an expression of interest. Please note you will need to have registered to the involvement community and read the public involvement agreement before expressing your interest.

From 1 April 2019 - choosing the right involvement opportunity will be even easier

From 1 April 2019, public involvement opportunities will be advertised in a clearer and more informative way so you can easily decide which opportunity is best for you. You will be able to see, at a glance, which opportunities provide payment for out of pocket expenses and which ones offer payment for time.

Involvement opportunities will be sorted into red, blue and green categories. We have developed guidance to help you decide which category of opportunity is best suited to your requirements and experience. 

This will not affect any opportunities advertised before 1 April 2019.

Become involved by providing your comments on the early design of new studies involved with care provided in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period

Deadline: Midday on 10 March 2019 

Eight individuals will be required to initially attend one group meeting on the 25 March 2019 to comment on the acceptability of the study design and patient facing documents. We will also ask you about your opinion on what you feel are important factors within pregnancy and childbirth to help us design the studies. 

Become a member of a Study Steering Committee

Deadline: Midday on 21 February

One individual to become part of the study steering committee. The successful individual will be required to provide guidance and input as part of this group.

Meetings take place at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2019. They last around three hours, and are held bi-annually.

Become a member of the Health and Care Research Wales Funding Board

Deadline: 16:00 on 1 March 2019

Individuals will be required to join the panel or board alongside members from Health and Care Research Wales, NHS policy-makers and service providers. Public members have the key task of bringing a patient, carer and/or public perspective to the discussions to ensure that their voices are at the heart of discussion.

Click here to download the application form

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Become a member of the Genomics Partnership Wales Patient and Public Sounding Board

Deadline: Midday on 21 February 2019

Up to 15 individuals are required to become members of the Patient and Public Sounding Board.
Successful individuals will be required to attend four meetings which will be rotated across Wales throughout the year.