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  • Patient Panel Advisor - Medicine
    with University of St Andrews (School of Medicine)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO97085 - Created/last updated: 10/04/2024


    About this opportunity:The public have a crucial role in shaping health and social care research. Patient Advisors volunteer with Researchers at the University of St Andrews and NHS to discuss ongoing projects and shape the outcomes of the research across a wide range of topics, from Cancer based research, to Palliative Care, to Respiratory Conditions and more. A Patient Advisors role is reviewing and commenting on written documents and meeting Researchers to discuss projects and provide '˜outside views' on how it is progressing, reviewing a project from start to finish, including grant applications.

    You don't need any scientific or medical background - support is available and they have a friendly panel eager to welcome new joiners. Most important is to have a keen and passionate interest in health and social care research.

    The role is project-based, so commitment is not fixed. They are keen to hear from individuals from underrepresented communities.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Some topics discussed may be upsetting for volunteers. We always check in with volunteers working on projects to ensure their wellbeing and if additional support is required we discuss this with the volunteer and will endeavour to find appropriate resources for support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We offer Ā£0.45 in reimbursement for mileage covered in motor vehicles and Ā£0.25 for mileage covered in electric vehicles. All reasonable public travel costs will be reimbursed.

    Experience required:#NAME?

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Minimum age of 18 due to nature of input

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe panel meets over Microsoft Teams and in person.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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