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Opportunity details

Degenerative cervical myelopathy Research Proposal Reviewing Opportunity

HTA Programme is seeking a DCM patient to review a research proposal from a patient perspective

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Full description:

We are looking for a degenerative c patient to review a research proposal where the researcher will be investigating a surgery treatment. The review is completed through our online system and involves reading a paper focusing on the plain English summary and PPI sections. The proposal will be available to review approximately 26 March and would ideally be completed by Fri 10 April. If you are interested, please send details of your direct patient experience.

Date from

7th February 2020

Date to

10th April 2020


National Institute for Health Research

The NIHR HTA Programme funds research about the clinical and cost effectiveness and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the NHS. HTA research is undertaken where some evidence already exists to show that a technology can be effective and this needs to be compared to the current standard NHS intervention to see which works best.



Neurological disorders


UK wide

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What support is offered?

Guidance notes are provided and support is available via email or telephone. A hard copy of the proposal and review form are also available on request.





Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?