Find out about how to become a public committee member for the National Institute for Health and Care Research and what the role entails.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is looking for members of the public to join one of their committees. The committees help decide which research to prioritise and which research projects to fund in health and social care. 

Through funding by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people’s health and wellbeing, and promotes economic growth. 

They are looking for members of the public who have a broad interest in, and knowledge of, health, social care and/or improving public health and addressing health inequalities.

You do not need to have a scientific background to help shape research. The NIHR are looking for people who can bring their own experiences to improve the research they wish to fund.

For more information about the role and how to apply you can watch a short video on becoming a public committee member. You can also visit the public committee members page on the NIHR website.

The deadline for submitting an application is midnight on 28 April 2024. 

If you have any questions about the process, or need any guidance or support, please contact them by email:

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