Our Future Health are searching for two public members with knowledge and understanding of how technology and products are used in healthcare to join their Technology Advisory Board.
Our Future Health will be the UK’s largest ever health research programme, designed to enable the discovery and testing of more effective approaches to prevention, earlier detection, and treatment of diseases. It will collect and link multiple sources of health and health-relevant information, including genetic data, across a cohort of 5 million people that truly reflects the UK population.
Our Future Health relies on large-scale technology, which encompasses a broad set of products and platforms. Our products and platforms will allow the programme to attract and retain participants over their lifetimes, link to and store health data safely and securely, and provide research access within a trusted research environment to approved researchers.
You will help Our Future Health ensure that the public voice is represented and heard within the programme, and enable them to make decisions that will lead to the best outcomes for the public, the research community and partners.
The Technology Advisory Board’s remit will be to advise the Our Future Health Executive Team on technology strategy and will report to the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Members of the Board will be expected to:
- Provide critical consideration and feedback on proposals
- Contribute to discussions and decisions made by the Board in relation to technology and products
- To advocate for demonstrable public benefit and the inclusion of the public voice in the design, build, and delivery of products and services within Our Future Health
- To feedback to the Our Future Health Public Advisory Group on issues that may affect public perceptions or Our Future Health participants
To apply, please complete the short application form here. You will need to give a short summary (300 words maximum) that describes your public involvement experience to date, any current experience/knowledge of technology systems and products used in health care or research, and your reason for wanting to take part.
The deadline for expressing your interest in this role is Sunday 31 October 2021. If you have any questions, or would like to have an informal chat about the role, please email Angela at Angela.Polanco@ourfuturehealth.org.uk.