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19th Aug 2019

Recruiting Now: PCPIE Deputy Chair


Patient, Carer & Public Involvement & Engagement (PCPIE) in research is a partnership between patients, carers and the public, and researchers, to try and make the research process more effective.

The HSRC set up the PCPIE Working Group in 2013, offering researchers the opportunity to seek feedback and guidance from a lay or patient perspective on trial proposals.

The Group is made up of a Chair and Deputy Chair - both clinical roles - and a number of lay representatives that are mostly members of the RCoA Lay Committee.

We are currently recruiting a Deputy Chair to support the clinical activities of the Group alongside the Chair. The role includes:

  • Planning and co-chairing meetings of the PCPIE Working Group (at the RCoA in London, 3-4 times per year - see dates below)
  • Providing co-ordinated structured feedback to researchers on requests for patient/lay input on clinical research study proposals
  • Supporting lay PCPIE members in developing expertise in patient, carer and public involvement and engagement in research

This is a voluntary position with no direct remuneration however all reasonable expenses will be covered. It is a 3-year fixed term appointment and is renewable for a further 3-year period on the agreement of the PCPIE Chair.

  • More details and a full role description can be downloaded in the document below.

 PCPIE Deputy Chair JD PS FINAL.pdf (43 KB)

  • More information about the PCPIE Group and its activities is available here.

  • If you would like to discuss the role with the PCPIE Chair Dr Joyce Yeung, please email us.

To apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a short covering letter outlining your suitability and interest in the role, as well as a supporting letter from your Line Manager/Head of Department.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 30 September 2019

Interview date: TBC

Key upcoming dates

PCPIE Education Session - Monday 25 November 2019 (morning)
PCPIE Group meeting - Wednesday 29 January 2020 (morning)
PCPIE Group meeting - Thursday 9 July 2020 (morning)
PCPIE Group meeting - Wednesday 18 November 2020 (morning)

The PCPIE Deputy Chair will be expected to attend on the above dates where possible. All meetings will be held at the RCoA.


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