Join the Airwave Advisory Group

The Airwave Tissue Bank is an epidemiological study of police officers and staff in Britain. It was established in 2004 to investigate possible long-term health effects associated with use of TETRA, the personal radio system used by the police service. This unique and valuable set of research data and samples is now supporting broader research into common diseases affecting this well-defined occupational group.

The aim of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Airwave Advisory Group is to increase the quality of our research to ensure the views of study members are taken into account and that it is relevant to those taking part in the study and the public. The Airwave Advisory Group will assist, support and advise researchers and act as a ‘critical friend’ on how best we can improve the research.

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for current members of the Airwave Study to join an advisory group to help us improve our research into the health of police officers, staff, and the wider community. We would like participants from different parts of the country, ethnicities, and ages. As well as a range of experiences in the police force across a variety of roles and ranks.

What is involved:

You may be invited to join to group discussions on how we set priorities, design questionnaires, and communicate with the wider cohort. You may also be invited to review documentation or provide input via email correspondence as required.

When and what time:

You may be invited to attend meetings (no more than two per year) either online or in person over a period of 2 years.


You will be offered payment for your time and contribution attending meetings and completing assigned tasks (paid at typical rate of £25/hr). Costs are calculated following NIHR guidelines (Version 4.0 September 2022) and includes a contribution of £5 towards Wi-Fi/data if you wish. More information can be found here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/nihr-public-contributor-payment-policy/31626

How to get involved:
Please express your interest in being involved using the following form by 31st August 2023.


For any queries, or further information, please contact:

[email protected]

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