Vacancy – Clinical Effectiveness Unit Clinical Fellow

Posted 3 January 2023

Date: 03 Jan 2023

Type: FSRH News and Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Fellow at the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU).

The CEU supports FSRH and its members to provide evidence based clinical practice. The four main work streams of the FSRH CEU are:

  • Evidence-based guidance. The CEU produces a range of evidence-based clinical guidance documents including NICE-accredited FSRH Clinical Guidelines, the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC), FSRH Clinical Statements and new product reviews
  • Member´s evidence request service. The CEU provides an evidence request service for FSRH members. The CEU response will summarise the available evidence and guidance in relation to use of contraception by an individual with a particular medical condition.
  • National Benchmarking Audit. The CEU leads the FSRH National Benchmarking Audit, which provides an electronic tool to support individual members to audit the sexual and reproductive services they offer. It is primarily focused on primary care but is also reproducible in specialist services and voluntary agencies.
  • Reviewing clinical content. The CEU review FSRH products and key third party organisation products/guidelines to ensure that clinical content accurately reflects available evidence and is in line with FSRH guidance.

The Clinical Fellow will have an opportunity to be involved in all 4 of the CEU work streams. The main focus of their role will be as an active participant in the development of the next UKMEC, with involvement in the entire production process. Supporting the CEU team, the post-holder will be involved in and have education and training opportunities in the following areas of work:

  • Systematic review and critical appraisal of evidence
  • Planning and developing clinical guidance
  • Working with a multidisciplinary international Guideline Development Group
  • Guideline preparation and publication
  • Development of guidance dissemination resources e.g. webinar, journal article

The post-holder will commit to an average of 1 session per week (split across multiple days if required) for 18 months. It is anticipated that there will be some face-to-face contact in the CEU office, but that the majority of work will be undertaken virtually, with access to remote support from the CEU team. This is an honorary, non-remunerated appointment. The appointment has been approved by the CSRH Specialty Advisory Committee.

Please view full role description here. 

How to apply

Please send a CV and a personal statement of no more than 1500 words stating why you are applying for this opportunity and addressing the person specification criteria. Your CV and personal statement should be submitted by email to ceu.chalmers@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk no later than 30th January 2023.  Late submissions will not be considered. Interviews will be scheduled in February and will be conducted virtually.

For further information, please contact ceu.chalmers@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.