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The NIHR Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and the Interface with Social Care is looking for patients, carers and members of the public with lived experience of health and social care services to join one of our advisory groups.



  • Interested in questions of value for money, quality of care, coordination of health and social care?
  • Willing to engage as a ‘critical friend’ with academic research?
  • Open to and respectful of other people’s views?
  • Able to express your own views in a constructive way?
  • Able to travel to attend face-to-face meetings?

Then we’d like to invite you to apply to join one of our Advisory Groups.

The closing date for applications is: 31 July 2019

We will tell you if you are invited to an informal interview by
15 August 2019.

Interviews will be held in the last week of August / first week of September 2019.

How do I find out more?

For informal discussion or more information about applying please contact Louise Campbell on
or call 01904 325873

If you are interested in applying, please download the Role Description and Payment Policy. These provide more details about the role and how to apply.


We are health and social care economists from the University of York and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


We have a 5-year programme of work funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Our research is mainly quantitative and involves analysing large datasets. We use economics to help us understand the health system, and its overlap with social care.

We are looking for up to six members of the public to join one of our Advisory Groups. The Groups will meet face-to-face once a year in London or twice a year York. We may offer other opportunities for involvement too, such as reviewing our website for clarity and accessibility.

» Role description for Advisory Group members

» Payment policy

» Online application form

» Electronic (Word document) application form

» Privacy notice

You can apply online, or email an electronic form to Louise Campbell. Please contact Louise for a paper form if preferred.


The Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit is a joint collaboration between the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.

ESHCRU is supported by a grant awarded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme: Policy Research Unit in Economics of Health and Social Care Systems.



The aim of the ESHCRU is to inform and guide policy-making in the health and social care sectors (H&SC) by undertaking high quality, robust and policy-relevant research, based on the discipline of economics. This research will help to improve the health and well-being of the population, reflecting distributional concerns and population diversity.


Work programme

Our work programme is organised under three main work-streams:

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