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New members sought for the Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking for 4 new members of the Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC).

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HMAC advises on the safety, quality and efficacy of herbal medicines. Members will need to possess or develop a working knowledge and understanding of the UK/European medicines regulatory procedures for herbal medicines and will need to contribute to meeting agenda items by drawing on their expertise.

HMAC invites applications from candidates with experience of committee membership and in one of the following areas:

  • practitioner in traditional Chinese medicine
  • gastroenterologist with a recognised leading role in medical education
  • paediatrician (medically qualified) at consultant or equivalent level who is not a herbal practitioner
  • lay member

Members will be required to speak on a range of relevant issues and provide advice to MHRA when required. Members should also be prepared to relinquish all personal interests of a financial nature in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Members will receive £325 per meeting. Monthly meetings are scheduled but only take place if needed. Six meetings were held during the last year.

If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Viona Pereira-Marron on 0113 254 5845 quoting the reference EC15-12.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on 11 December 2015.

See the HMAC information pack for applicants (PDF, 218KB, 13 pages) for details of how to apply.

Also see the appointment and monitoring information form (MS Word Document, 72.5KB) and information about the guaranteed interview scheme (MS Word Document, 81.5KB) .

Published 10 November 2015