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Systematic Reviewer – National Guideline Alliance

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We are seeking a Systematic Reviewer with experience in conducting research and preparing peer-reviewed publications to take responsibility for the systematic reviewing of agreed guidelines, in line with the National Guideline Alliance (NGA) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) standard processes for guideline development.


  • Salary: £36,345 – £43,605 (depending on experience)
  • Location: London
  • Contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week), 6 months fixed term contract


About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.


About the role

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance is developed to improve the quality of care within the NHS and Social Care. It is based upon the best available evidence and informs practitioners, the public, and government agencies on the most effective care for specific health conditions.

As Systematic Reviewer you will be based within the NGA as a key member of the technical team who develop each guideline, with responsibility to:

  • Carry out systematic critical reviews of the literature and synthesis of evidence in order to develop recommendations for clinical practice.
  • Present summaries of the evidence to Guideline Committees, assist in developing recommendations for practice and write significant sections of the final guidelines.
  • Contribute to the quality of systematic reviewing methodology across the NGA.

The NGA is a team within the Development Directorate, which has a staff complement of around 50 and is responsible for continuously developing at least 15 NICE guidelines at a time.



As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in health services research or a related area (for example, epidemiology or medical statistics) or a medical degree with experience in health services research
  • Experienced in systematic reviewing with excellent quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Experienced in writing research papers, an MSc dissertation or a PhD thesis, or other complex technical documents, to a high standard.



As an important member of the team you will be located in our well-resourced offices overlooking Regent’s Park, with a move planned for November 2019 to brand new bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership


How to apply

Please return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 25 March 2019

If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.


At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.