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Expert Patient Panel

We are committed to making research relevant to patients and to ensuring that products and services deliver value and benefit to them. To do this, we’re creating a Research and Innovation Expert Patient Panel.

This is an exciting opportunity for people with lung disease or carers of people with lung disease to contribute to the development of ground-breaking research.

What you can expect from the role:

  • Working with other panel members, Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation staff and researchers to contribute to the development of research
  • Opportunities to review clinical trial information, assess research funding applications and ensure that research plans are conveyed in a patient-friendly way
  • An online review meeting every other month, with opportunities to contribute to research over email between meetings
  • Around two-three hours’ worth of activities per month
  • A position on the panel for up to two years.                                                      

Support, learning and benefits for you:

  • Introductory training session run by Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation
  • Named contact from the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation for guidance and support
  • The opportunity to provide input, influence and direction to support the implementation and delivery of research into lung disease 

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experience of living with a lung condition or caring for someone with a lung condition
  • Are interested in lung disease research (experience in this is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided)
  • Can absorb complex information (with support if needed)
  • Can confidently participate in group discussions and listen to and respect differing opinions
  • Are able to attend the virtual Expert Patient Panel meetings every other month and can contribute to review and contribute to documents over email between meetings.

At Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, we recognise that the only way of meaningfully involving people with respiratory disease is to promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity in everything we do. We’d love to hear from people of all backgrounds and cultures so that we are best able to support all people with lung disease.

If you’re interested in shaping the future of research into lung disease, please answer the below questions. You can send us your answers either:

-        By sending us a Word Document of up to two pages

-        Or by sending us a video recording that’s up to five minutes long

-        Or by sending us a voice/audio recording that’s up to five minutes long

We’d love to know:

  1. What’s your name?
  2. What’s the best email address to reach you on?
  3. What’s your telephone number?
  4. Where abouts in the UK are you based?
  5. What lung condition are you affected by? In what way are you affected by this?
  6. Why are you interested in this role?
  7. What interests you about research into lung disease?
  8. Why do you think you’ll be a good fit for this role?
  9. What previous experience in similar roles have you had? You might give examples of how you have gained or applied relevant skills, experience and knowledge in any work, volunteering or personal commitments.
  10. Is there any support that you’ll need from us for you to fulfil the role? Please note this will only be used for us to support you if you take on the role.
  11. Is there anything else that you’d like us to know?

Please send either your completed Word Document or video recording or audio recording with your answers to respiratoryinsights@auk-blf.org.uk by 9am on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

A member of the team will then be in touch to let you know whether we’d like to progress with your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview between 15 – 24 September 2021.

If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal chat, please email Danielle Roe, Patient and Public Involvement Manager, on respiratoryinsights@auk-blf.org.uk.