In the public interest, ministers need the advice they receive on matters relating to the regulation of medicines and medical devices to be impartial. They also need to be able to get advice from a wide range of highly-skilled professionals who are senior and well regarded in their respective fields and from a range of appointed lay and patient representatives.
A number of independent advisory committees have been established to provide this advice. These committees can also establish working groups to address specific problems. Members of these committees may receive a fee and can claim some expenses.
If you are interested in being part of the Commission on Human Medicines or one of its expert advisory groups you should email ECS.Appointments@mhra.gov.uk.