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Clinical Reference Group

Call for new Clinical Reference Group Patient and Public Member        

NHS England is seeking to appoint three patient/public members to each of the 42 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) in Specialised Commissioning (126 posts in total).

CRGs, which are grouped within six Programmes of Care bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the provision of specialised services. CRGs provide advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies and opportunities for innovation and service improvement.

These roles are part of a wider group of patient and public representatives embedded in advisory groups within specialised commissioning. The CRG that oversees care for bleeding disorders is known as ‘Blood disorders’.


Application dates

Recruitment is now live and applications will close at midnight on 21st June 2016.


Role descriptions

A role description, including person specification, is in the application information pack document (attached). The CRG configuration diagram is also attached to this email. The appointments are offered for a period of up to three years, applications are open for patient and public members for all 42 CRGs.


Online Application

Applications are via – please do not send CVs or any other supporting information unless requested specifically. All parts of the form can be viewed before submission. Shortlisting will be based on the application submitted. Where there is a clear candidate, following scoring of applications, the appointment will be recommended. Where there is more than one possible candidate, there will be a short structured telephone interview.


Please see the application information pack here.

Please see the final configuration here.


If you require a hard copy application, please email


For all other information about the application process, please