Join an NIHR Committee

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) involves patients and members of the public in the work of the advisory committees that prioritise and recommend health and social care research applications for funding.

Two of the NIHR national coordinating centres, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) are currently looking for members of the public to join one of the following national and regional committees.

Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme
Two to four members across three funding streams

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme
Six members across three Regional funding committees: East of England (x2), London (x2) and West Midlands (x2)

Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme
One member for the prioritisation committee

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please download an Information Pack and an Application Form which provides more details about the role and how to apply.

If you require paper copies of the documents, please contact NIHR on:

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Friday 26 April 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview. Please check the Information Pack and Application Form for full details, including interview dates and locations.

For more information, please visit the NIHR website:

Written by

Simon R. Stones BSc (Hons) MMRS is a multi-award-winning patient advocate, consultant, researcher, and writer from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is recognised as one of the top 100 most influential people with disabilities in the UK, and was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with a variety of health conditions, inspired and empowered by his own journey with juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood, as well as a carer for his late mum. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and a trustee of RAiISE. He is the former President of the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA).

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