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NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme (RfPB)

Public members sought for RfPB programme to join some of its Regional Advisory Committees.

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Six Regional Advisory Committees are looking to appoint a new public member. In order to be eligible for consideration, you must live in the relevant region:

  • For East of England, you must reside in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire or Essex.
  • For East Midlands, you must reside in Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire or Northamptonshire.
  • For North East, you must reside in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear or Durham.
  • For North West, you must reside in Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire or Greater Manchester.
  • For South Central, you must reside in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.
  • For Yorkshire and The Humber, you must reside in Yorkshire.

The committees meet three times a year to discuss and decide which applications the programme should be recommending for funding. Members of the public take a full committee role and have the key task of providing a patient and public perspective in the research assessment processes. There are up to three patient and public members on each committee.

Date from

24th May 2013

Date to

2nd September 2014


National Institute for health research, Research for Patient Benefit programme

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) is a national, response-mode programme established in 2006 to generate high quality research for the benefit of users of the NHS in England.

It funds regionally-derived applied research projects in health services and social care. Its main purpose is to realise, through evidence, the huge potential for improving, expanding and strengthening the way that healthcare is delivered for patients, the public and the NHS.



All of health care


All of England

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What support is offered?

Committee induction for new arrivals and support for special requirements and access needs


Payment and support is according to NIHR Guidance


Expenses paid include travel, childcare and carer costs, accommodation, meals.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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