Download PDFPDF
Lay REC members: patient or public?
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Lay REC members: patient and public
    • Joan Kirkbride, Director of Operations
    • Other Contributors:
      • Professor Andrew George (NREAP Chair)

    The Health Research Authority (HRA) is fully supportive of, and strongly encourages, the involvement of patients and the public as active partners in all aspects of the research process. Such involvement produces high quality ethical research consistent with the HRA's mission to 'protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research'. The HRA will shortly launch a three-month consultation on its...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.