The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre – Patient Lay Leader role

Brief Description of the Role:

The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) is a new £3 million national centre for patient safety research funded by the NIHR. This is a collaboration between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. We are excited to advertise for a new Patient and Public Lay Leader to work with the Safe Use of Medicines theme within the Centre.

The aim of this centre is to conduct research that makes healthcare safer by developing and testing new ideas and innovations. The Patient and Public Lay Leader role will involve working with academics, healthcare professionals, patients, carers and the public to ensure we address the patient safety challenges being faced across healthcare sectors, now and in the future.

We will concentrate on four research themes that recognise:

  1. The central role of patients and their carers (Patient Involvement in Patient Safety, led by Jane O’Hara, University of Leeds)
  2. The importance of creating workplaces that people want to work in (Workforce engagement and wellbeing led by Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds)
  3. The safe use of medicines as a priority across healthcare settings (Safe Use of Medicines led by Dave Alldred, University of Bradford)
  4. The exciting potential for digital technology to improve safety (Digital innovations for safety, led by John Wright, Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust)

We are now seeking at least one individual, with lived experience of managing multiple medications, to join the safe use of medicines theme. They will be actively involved in the research that is conducted. They will also act as a source of advice and support as we engage with wider communities in order to access diverse patient, carer and public views and opinions. The post will require a commitment of few hours a month – at least two days (which may increase as needs require) and the post holder will be reimbursed for their time and expenses.

The Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team, which, due to it being located on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, has real and lasting research relationships with both local and national clinicians. The group is housed within the new Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, part of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, with easy transport links to elsewhere in the region.

Download the application form here.

If you would like to know more about these roles or the work of the Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC group, please contact:

 Olivia Joseph

Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC

Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary


Telephone: 01274 384574


 Lucy Chapman

Research Support Officer | Bradford Institute for Health Research

Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Telephone: 01274 383656


For more information:

Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR) / Y&H Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

The closing date for applications has been extended to 30 March 2020 at 5pm.


Informal meetings with shortlisted candidates will be organised with the individual to meet from the week beginning 6th April 2020.


This meeting can be in person (subject to government advice on COVID-19), phone call or video calling. Reasonable travel costs and expenses will be reimbursed.’