The National Core Studies programme is enabling the UK to use health data and research to inform both our near and long-term responses to COVID-19, as well as accelerating progress to establish world-leading health data and research infrastructure for the future.

The programme comprises of six studies, with Health Data Research UK, in partnership with the Office for National Statistics, leading on the “Data and Connectivity” study .

This study supports the other five studies and accelerates the approach to answering key research questions by enabling streamlined data access and analysis. The study is responsible for linking relevant health, social and administrative data and making it available to the other core studies. The study is working in partnership with stakeholders from across the four nations to organise medical, biological and social science data on an unprecedented scale.

How will the lay member be involved?

The Delivery Group reports to the leads of the National Core Study for Data and Connectivity and Office of National Statistics and then in turn into the National Core Studies Oversight Committee who ensure the programme of work meets the needs and is delivered across the UK.

The aim of this role is to bring a public/patient perspective and to raise any concerns and help shape the development and delivery of the study. You will have a direct impact on the study design and delivery and contribute to accelerating the progress of the Data and Connectivity study and the response to COVID-19.

Public and patient engagement and involvement is crucial to monitor study developments and ensure that trustworthiness and transparency is demonstrated and to ensure that benefit to the public is key to all actions.

Find out more in the role profile

How to get involved

Email by 12.00pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021 with a completed Expression of Interest Form.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, over videoconference, on Monday 25 January 2021.

There will be an induction session, over videoconference, for 90 minutes at a time convenient to the successful candidate. This will take place before Thursday 28 January 2021.

Complete the Expression of Interest Form by 12.00pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021