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Opportunity details

Early vs late cranial reconstruction (cranioplasty) in patients who have undergone a supratentorial decompressive craniectomy

HTA Programme is seeking someone to review the above proposal from a patient perspective

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Full description:

We are looking for a member of the public to review a proposal looking at the effect of when cranial reconstruction takes place after a decompressive craniectomy. Ideally you should have firsthand experience of the procedure. The review is completed through our online system and will involve reading a proposal focusing on the plain English summary and PPI sections. It will be available to review from 20 July and ideally would be completed by 3 August.

Date from

11th July 2018

Date to

15th July 2018


NIHR HTA Programme

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.



Stroke or cardiovascular disease


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?


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