Public partner recruitment
Do you want to help decide which new medicines can be made
available to patients in NHSScotland?
Can you dedicate some of your valuable free time to this
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is recruiting a volunteer to the
role of Public Partner with the Scottish Medicines Consortium
(SMC). Our Public Partners ensure the voices of the public inform
and influence decision-making in the appraisal of new medicines in
Skills needed for this role include:
- a sound judgement and ability to weigh up evidence in order to
reach an objective and impartial conclusion
- the ability to express ideas concisely and ask challenging
- the ability to share your views clearly and sensitively from a
As a full voting member of the SMC Committee you will be
required to attend each of the monthly SMC Committee meetings which
take place over an afternoon on the first Tuesday of every month,
in Glasgow. Significant preparation time is also required for
reading SMC meeting papers.
You will also be expected to attend a small number of other key
meetings throughout the year.
You must live in Scotland to be a Public Partner.While the role
of Public Partner is voluntary, expenses will be paid and training
will be provided.
For an informal chat about what is involved, please contact:
Katy Penman on 0141 225 6892 or send an email to
To request an application pack, call 0141 225
6887 or send an email to
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 24 March 2017