The Participant Panel

The Participant Panel currently has vacancies for patients and their relatives involved in the GenOMICC COVID-19 study and for patients (or parents of children) being treated by the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

Who can be a member of the Panel?

Anyone who has taken part in the 100,000 Genomes Project, the GenOMICC COVID-19 study or has been treated by the NHS Genomic Medicine Service can be on the Participant Panel. Carers of people who have taken part are also welcome.

Members should be able to put themselves into other people’s shoes, and see the point of view of other participants, as well as using their own experiences.

What does it involve?

The Panel meets four times a year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all meetings are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams. There are likely to be documents to read or consider before any meetings. There may also be follow-up work. Documents and paperwork will usually be sent by email.

Some Panel members also sit on other committees in Genomics England. Panel members who also sit on these committees will need to attend extra meetings.

Why take part?

The Panel plays a vital role in ensuring the interests of participants are always at the centre of everything Genomics England does. Panel members will help guide Genomics England and how genomic medicine is used in the NHS.

Are expenses paid?

Panel members will be paid for their time and reasonable expenses will be covered. Genomics England will provide support and training for everyone on the Panel.

How to apply

Please email us if you are interested in joining the Panel. In your email, please outline why you are interested in this role, and include your name and contact details.

You can contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.