The public have a crucial role in shaping healthcare research. At the University of St Andrews, the Patient Advisors work with Researchers based at the University and the NHS to discuss ongoing projects and shape the outcomes of the research.
They work across a wide range of research topics, from Cancer based research, to Palliative Care, to Respiratory Conditions and more. Most of a Patient Panel Advisors role is to review written documents and comment on them, and meet Researchers at a later date to discuss the project and provide an 'ėoutside view' on how it is progressing.
You do not need any scientific or medical background - full support is available and we have a friendly panel eager to welcome new joiners.
We are particularly keen to hear from individuals from the BAME and other underrepresented communities.
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 ¬£0.45 in reimbursement for mileage covered in motor vehicles and ¬£0.25 for mileage covered in electric vehicles. All reasonable public travel costs will be reimbursed.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Minimum age of 16 due to nature of input
Induction/Training; Informal Chat
No, not for this opportunity.
We meet over Microsoft Teams and in person.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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