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2017 Archive

Your Research Ethics Committee needs you!

We currently have vacancies for lay and lay+ members.

A lay member is a person who:

(i) has previously been a registered health care professional - except for previously registered doctors or dentists who still qualify as expert members;

(ii) is or has been 'a person involved in the conduct of clinical research other than as a research subject';

(iii) is or has been a chairman, member or director of a health service body or any other body providing health care 

A lay+ member is a person who is not and never has been any of the following:

(i) a health care professional; a person involved in the conduct of clinical research other than as a research subject; or a chairman, member or director of a health service body or any other body providing health care. 

(ii) For example - members of the general public, social care professionals, lawyers, chaplains, NHS administrative, technical and support staff (not involved in the management of clinical trials) etc.
 
Apply if you are interested in protecting the interests of participants in research, and enjoy debating challenging issues with people from a wide range of backgrounds.  No previous experience required we provide training and mentoring in ethical review.

Positions are voluntary but expenses are paid for, including travel and childcare costs if applicable.  The Committee meets on average for half a day per month. 

We have a positive approach to diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Find out more by calling 01224 558458 or email us on nosres@nhs.net  for an application pack.  More information on Research Ethics Committees (RECs) can be found at our website www.hra.nhs.uk

Please submit an application by Tuesday 18th April; however you can register an interest at any time.