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Patient and Public Involvement in Colorectal Research

Are you or have you been a colorectal patient or do you have a family member with colorectal disease? Would you like to share your real life experiences to help shape the research studies we design, plan and carry out? We are looking for interested people (no formal experience
needed) who are available to give a few hours (~2-3 times a year) to take part in a patient & public involvement group based in the colorectal department of the Western General Hospital.

About NHS Lothian Primary Care Organisation

NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

Experience Required

No formal skills required. We are simply looking for engagement from the community.

Training Details

not applicable

Flexibility & Commitment


2 hours 4 monthly.

Location/Travel Details

Colorectal Department, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Transport costs can be reimbursed. Local bus links include, 37,47, 22, 19, 24, 38, 113


There is a form but we can discuss the process on contact.

Accessibility Details

  • Support Workers Welcome
  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs