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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, public involvement opportunities have been advertised in a clearer and more informative way so you can easily decide which opportunity is best for you. You can see, at a glance, which opportunities provide payment for out of pocket expenses and which ones offer payment for time.

If you are in receipt of state benefits please visit our resources page where there is information available on receiving payment for time when on state benefits, including access to a confidential independent helpline.

Involvement opportunities have been 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.

A simple printable A4 guide to the three different types of categories (red, blue and green) can be found here.

 

 


Become a member of a Trial Steering Committee.

Deadline: 12:00 on 21 February 2020

Category: Green

Individuals who:

  • experience in reviewing and commenting on trial documents

  • live in South East Wales to attend on person / live within Wales and have the ability to use teleconference

Up to two individuals to become part of the Trial Steering Committee.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


Project Sepsis – Blood collection and sampling challenges in children admitted to hospital

Deadline: 12:00 on 27 February 2020

Category: Green

Individuals who:

  • Have participated in or have experience of genetic research
  • Are parents of a child who needed medical care in hospital who was not directly affected by sepsis (we already have involvement of members of public with direct and indirect experience of sepsis)

Up to 4 individuals to attend two face to face meetings.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


Attend a focus group to help inform the development of the “Well-being of family carer” project.

Deadline: 12:00 on 27 February 2020

Category: Blue

Individuals who:

  • are unpaid carers for a family member, friend or neighbour over the age of 50 years

  • live within Swansea University Health Board area

The researcher is looking to hold a pilot focus group to refine the research questions and would like individuals to comment and feedback on these.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


Become involved in shaping future cost-effective cancer treatments.

Deadline: 12:00 on 6 March 2020

Category: Green

Individuals who have:

  • experience of cancer either as a patient or carer

  • knowledge or experience of current cancer treatments

  • live within a 10-mile radius of University Hospital of Wales

Two individuals to join the study team.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


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

Deadline: 12:00 on 8 March 2020

Category: Red

Individuals who have personal or indirect experience (as a carer or family member) of:

  • inherited cancers such as inherited breast, prostate or ovarian cancer
  • rare diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Developmental Delay Disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X, Downs Syndrome
  • being offered genetic testing as prediction of disease, or during pregnancy

and

Individuals who:

  • have any interaction with the All Wales Medical Genomics Service
  • are able to voice their opinions in a constructive manner
  • can explain clearly why certain communications may generate emotions, confusion or uncertainty
  • are able to listen to other perspectives and respect other viewpoints

Ten individuals are required to become members of the Patient and Public sounding Board. 

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


Become a member of the Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2020 committee.

Deadline: 12:00 on 12 March 2020

Category: Green

Individuals who:

  • have an interest and/or knowledge of health and social care research

  • have a willingness to contribute new ideas

  • are confident to comment and feedback on submitted abstracts

  • live in Wales with the ability to attend meeting in Cardiff on 27 April 2020

Two individuals to become part of the conference committee.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.


Become a member of a study steering committee.

Deadline: 12:00 on 1 April 2020

Category: Green

Individuals who:

  • experience of lower urinary tract symptoms

  • experience of attending committees or meetings

  • live locally to Cardiff or within reasonable travelling distance.

One individual to become part of the study steering committee.

For more information please read the opportunity advert.