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Invitation to apply to be a Co-Chair of the NIHR External Referencing Board for Impact

Lay Co-Chair to work alongside the Board’s Chair

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We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a patient, service user, carer or member of the public to be the Co-Chair of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) External Reference Board for Research Impact.

NIHR is the largest Government funder of health and care research in the UK investing approximately £1.3 billion in research every year. Our aim is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research and we have a duty to demonstrate to our partners, including the public, the difference – the ‘impact’ – this investment is making to patients and the economy.

NIHR has set up a new Impact Programme of work to help it understand and better illustrate this impact, and involving patients, service users, carers and the public is going to be critical to its success. This involvement will ensure that the voice of those who are supposed to benefit from research is heard and their perspectives incorporated, provide an independent viewpoint, and contribute to good governance and transparency.

Date from

12th September 2018

Date to

5th October 2018



NIHR has commissioned its Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) to manage the new Impact Programme and CCF has established an External Reference Board to provide oversight of this work.
As part of measures to strengthen the governance of the programme and in keeping with our commitment to public involvement we are now seeking a lay Co-Chair to work alongside the Board’s Chair, Professor Charles Wolfe (King’s College, London).

The External Reference Board exists to provide external input into the programme which is being delivered by an NIHR Impact Co-ordinating Group (NICiG) and, where appropriate, advise NIHR’s Strategy Board which brings together NIHR’s senior leadership Chaired by the Chief Scientists, Professor Chris Whitty.

The programme is managed by a Head of Impact and a Senior Impact Manager who are responsible for supporting the External Reference Board including the Chair and Co-Chair.





All of health care


UK wide

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

This role will be supported by the Head of Impact and Senior Impact Manager.
NIHR is committed to being as inclusive as possible in all that we do, and we will, therefore, consider any reasonable adjustments required to enable you to fulfil this role.


£300 Per Day & £150 Per Half Day


Reasonable and relevant expenses and travel costs will be reimbursed or prepaid as appropriate

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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