ChaiN is a new small group of non-experts (called Community Advisors) interested in helping to shape research that aims to reduce the number of infections that patients develop as a result of receiving healthcare.

The main role is to provide a public viewpoint on SHAIPI research activities. No previous experience of research or healthcare associated infections is needed; just some spare time, enthusiasm, and a willingness to share ideas and work as part of a team.

There are lots of varied and interesting opportunities, examples include:

  • Having your say about what research we do and how we do it;
  • Helping us to develop research documents;
  • Being a member of a group supporting a research study;
  • Helping to make sure that the results of our research can be understood by and are shared with the public.

Some activities involve attending meetings to work with a research team, while others can be undertaken at home via e-mail or telephone. You will be offered travel expenses and reimbursement for your time. Support and project-specific training will be provided.

Interested in being involved? Please contact Jen MacDonald, ChaiN for SHAIPI Coordinator, on 0141 331 8275 / or email for more information and an application form.



Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute