Panel member - Help shape the future of genomics

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Type of activity: Panel Member for CAS GMSA Patient and Public Involvement

Organised by: CAS GMSA

Location: Primarily online, virtual meetings and via email.

Time commitment: 2-hour quarterly meetings plus document reviews in between. Roughly 5 hours a month. Initial 1-year commitment. This is flexible depending on your commitment availability.

Payment and Expenses: £50 for each 2-hour meeting with some small prep. Estimate based on 5 hours a month would be £125 a month. Payments are based on the NIHR’s payment guide, please read for more information.

Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2023


CAS GMSA = Central and South Genomic Medicine Service Alliance.

Help bring the views of NHS users, family members and carers to the forefront of all CAS GMSA activities. You will work closely with members of the Alliance to develop and improve the service.

Meetings will be held quarterly. Between meetings, you may be asked to work on activities raised at the meeting, with email communication and the reading and reviewing of documents likely. This is likely to mean a total commitment of 5-10 hours per month. This is a paid role following the National Institute for Health Research’s payment guidance for PPI work, with payment for people’s time and attendance at meetings.

They are particularly keen to hear from people from diverse communities and people from all ethnic groups, and by those who historically have not been involved.

Not specific cancer type. Preferably people with experience of genetic/genomic testing in relation to cancer.

If you have any questions about this role or require any additional support, please email who will be happy to help.

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About CAS GMSA (Central and South Genomic Medicine Service Alliance.)

The CAS GMSA is one of seven regional GMSAs created across England to bring genomic medicine into routine healthcare for eligible patients.

The Alliances, as part of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, will help the NHS become the first health service in the world to bring genomic testing and personalised medicine into routine care, with a key focus on improving our understanding of the underlying causes of illness to guide specific treatment options for each patient. 

The CAS Genomic Medicine Service combines the CAS GMSA and Genomic Laboratory Hub.

Partner Trusts for the CAS Genomic Medicine Service are University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

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