We have recently been awarded a large grant from the NHS to look at muscle loss in patients with various chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disease. The grant will also try to find new treatments for these diseases.
One important aspect of the work is to have patient and public representatives on our executive board. These will be patients with these diseases but also older adults. We have one vacancy for an older adult and if you would be interested in doing this please email me and give a brief paragraph on why you would like to do this and please respond by Monday the 3rd of April 2017, I will then contact the selected person by Wednesday the 5th of April 2017.
This is not a paid position though we can cover travel expenses. The Terms of Reference for the post is attached below. The first meeting is on Friday 28th of April 2017 and there will be 2 further meetings this year and thereafter 2 per year. The commitment would be for 5 years if possible.
Read the Terms of Reference (Draft)