Health Data Research UK is the national institute for health data science. Our mission is to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. By working in partnership with the NHS, industry, academia and patients, and providing safe and secure access to rich health data, we aim to better understand diseases and discover new ways to prevent, treat and cure them.

Our mission can only be achieved if the public has trust and confidence in the use of health data for research and innovation.  We recognise how important it is to strike an appropriate and safe balance between recognising the benefits and the risks of health data research.

Our Public Advisory Board was established in January 2019 to guide Health Data Research UK in ensuring that our work is driven by delivering benefits to patients and the public.   The Public Advisory Board currently has 8 members – all from England – and we are seeking to grow this to 12 members, with a specific requirement for new members to represent patients and the public in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are keen to hear from people in these areas who are excited about the opportunity to shape how health data is used to transform health and care. Appointed members will bring diverse experience, understanding and skills to HDR UK.

Role profile

To apply please email the following to

  • Name, email address and preferred phone number
  • A covering statement of no more than 500 words outlining your experience and interest in this role
  • Your CV

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by video conference.

We look forward to hearing from you!