Working for CHM

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

Commissioners of the Commission on Human Medicines

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint eleven Commissioners to join the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), this includes ten specialist members and one lay member. For the ten specialist posts, successful candidates should be recognised by their peers and/or be Fellows of the relevant Royal Colleges in one of the following areas:

  • immunologist
  • neurologist
  • infectious disease specialists (2 posts)
  • general practice
  • a nurse specialist
  • toxicologists (2 posts)
  • psychiatrist
  • an expert in data science with a particular interest in cardiovascular disease

The closing date for applications is midday 11 November 2021.

CHM is a statutory committee which advises UK Health Ministers / the Licensing Authority on matters relating to the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and on adverse reactions to marketed medicinal products. The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

Further details on the Commissioner vacancies are available here.