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Deadline extended to apply for vacancies on UK NSC expert groups

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The deadline has been extended to join 2 expert groups for the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).

The UK NSC is the independent scientific committee which advises ministers and the NHS in the 4 UK countries about all aspects of screening and supports implementation of screening programmes.

The committee has 12 roles to fill in 2 of its expert groups: the fetal, maternal and child health (FMCH) group and adult reference group (ARG).

These groups help make sure the UK NSC makes high quality recommendations that are based on the best evidence and thinking.

We have extended the closing date for applications from Thursday, 6 April 2023, to Friday, 21 April 2023.

Varied roles

The vacancies in the ARG are for a:

  • public health expert
  • patient and public voice (PPV) member
  • lab expert
  • pathologist

The vacancies in the FMCH are for a:

  • geneticist
  • epidemiologist
  • lab expert
  • medico legal expert
  • rare disease expert
  • health visitor
  • fetal medicine obstetrician
  • paediatrician

Both expert groups meet 3 times a year. There is no payment for the roles, but post holders can claim expenses.

Apply now

See UK NSC reference groups recruitment information to find out how to submit an expression of interest.

Applications should be emailed to by 21 April using the subject title ‘Reference group application' and including the vacancy and the group you are applying for.

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