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Opportunity details

Colorectal Patient Advisory Group

Would you like to share your real life experiences to help shape research?

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Full description:

We are looking for people affected by colorectal disease (for example: bowel cancer, diverticulitis, pilonidal sinus, anal fissures) and or their relatives to join a patient advisory group based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. The Patient Advisory Group will meet 2-3 times a year and will help our team to understand your experiences as patients so we can improve the research we conduct and hopefully improve the experience for patients and future research participants.

Date from

30th April 2019

Date to

30th April 2020


University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian

The Colorectal team sits across NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh, with the surgical team being based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. The team has a growing portfolio of research and research activities.



Digestive system



Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Training via one to one support and place on local PPI training and mentoring by existing PPI members


No payment will be offered initially, but will be offered for future funded studies


Travel and our of pocket expenses - refreshments will be available at each meeting

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?