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

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO97085 - Created/last updated: 11/07/2023


    About this opportunity: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.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    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 £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.

    Experience required:#NAME?

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Minimum age of 16 due to nature of input

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsWe meet over Microsoft Teams and in person.

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

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