Closing date:Wednesday 6 November 2019
For: This is an exciting new opportunity for anyone affected by heart failure (either themselves or as a carer or family member).
What: The British Heart Foundation are a medial research funding charity. They are looking to take research to the next stage and have developed a new funding grant that will help organisations develop innovative approaches that address an unmet clinical need to ultimately benefit people affected by heart failure. To ensure the applications they fund are important and relevant to patients, they are looking for representatives to review and assess the funding applications from their unique patient and carer perspective.
They are currently looking for one (additional) lay member to be part of the Funding Committee to ensure the patient and carer voice is incorporated into the final funding decisions. They are also looking for people affected by heart failure to be part of their Wider Reference Group who will support the two lay members in their role by sharing their insights and ensuring they are able to represent the wider heart failure population.
When and where: Both of these roles will need to be able to review and access funding applications online over December 2019 – January 2020 and that will likely take a few hours. For the lay member role only, they will additionally need to attend a Committee meeting in London on 28 January 2020 that will take the majority of the day.
Payment: All travel expenses will be covered (they can book these in advance for you) and refreshments and lunch will be provided