Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Specialised Rehabilitation Lay Advisory Panel

The main purpose of the Lay Advisory Panel is to ensure that research and services carried out within the Specialised Rehabilitation Directorate are patient focused.

Who can become a member of the Panel?

Members of the Panel need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

Have knowledge / experience of:

  • spinal cord injury services
  • amputee rehabilitation or prosthetic limb services
  • orthotic services
  • wheelchair or special seating services
  • gait services
  • functional electrical stimulation services
  • Are a carer or relative of a patient requiring specialised rehabilitation
  • Have previously participated or are currently participating in a research study


For Further information please look at the following documentation

 Information Sheet

 Terms of Reference


The Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre (M&SRC) have a Patient Participation Group that meet three times a year. The group includes present, and past users of the clinical services at the centre and staff representing different departments. Members can either attend the meetings in person or contribute via email, and are not required to attend every meeting as the group has an extensive membership.

The meetings are generally divided into two parts; the first section is for M&SRC users to socialise and have discussions within their group. The second part of the meeting allows staff and centre users to discuss topics of mutual interest, provide an opportunity to make positive and constructive suggestions to affect the operation of the M&SRC and to involve patients in the future development of services and research.

Further information on the group and how to join can be obtained by contacting the M&SRC on:


Telephone: (0114) 2715807

If you would like to know more, please contact Sandra Guzaviciute on