Wednesday, 16 May 2018

EVENT: Reducing health inequalities through a joined-up approach - an emergency services perspective

Edge Hill University is hosting an event which will look at ways it can work with health organisations, health authorities, local councils, and emergency services to help improve the health and wellbeing of the populations being served.

The emergency services are increasingly focused on service integration and the need to use a shared strategy to proactively concentrate services on vulnerable communities with high service demand, such as the poor, the elderly and those with chronic conditions.

The Fire and Rescue Service has an excellent record in fire prevention but faces the challenge to develop as a comprehensive public protection service.

Ambulance Services require patient-specific information from health providers combined with relevant clinical training, to inform point-of-care decision-making delivery of tailored emergency care.

Police Services require a tailored strategy that reflects the link between social inequalities and offending rates.

The event will begin with presentations from the three services on health inequality initiatives. This will be followed by a multi-panel discussion on challenges and best practice examples focusing on interprofessional/interdisciplinary learning.

Panel
  • Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire and Ambulance services, Public Health England
  • Dr David Ratcliffe, Medical Director, North West Ambulance Service
  • Chris Kenny, Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Superintendent Andrea Barrow, Force lead for Early Actions Team, Lancashire Constabulary
The event takes place on Thursday, 7th June (4:00 - 6:00pm). To book your place please click here.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Researcher Magazine: Building Community

The fourth edition of The Researcher Magazine has been published.

This digital publication, created for health researchers by health researchers, aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Created by Health Education England (HEE), NHS Research and Development North West (NHS R&D NW) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), working with a team of 'early career' researchers and award-winning writer Rob Young, The Researcher illustrates the real-life stories of what it's really like to undertake a research career.

Following a successful launch issue in July 2016 (read by more than 4,100 readers in 45 countries) this issue explores the theme of 'building community'.

To view The Researcher please click here.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2018

Applications to the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2018 are now open.

Applicants must be HCPC or GOSC registered AHPs who work in England.

Application is by submission of abstracts of high quality research/service evaluation that supports one or more of the Public Health England priorities.

The awards are aimed at novice or early career researchers. Each winner receives an expenses paid trip to the PHE conference in September and the chance to display their poster. This includes conference booking and travel costs.

The application deadline is Monday, 30th April.

Please click here for full guidance and application forms.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Still time to apply for this exciting research internship



Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Central Lancashire have teamed up to offer an exciting research internship opportunity.

This is only open to LTHTR staff only, but it is also an excellent model for other NHS organisations to note.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd March.

For further details please email Dr Stephanie Jones or telephone 01772 895107.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

WORKSHOP: First Steps (in research and evaluation)

Our colleagues from the CAHPR Cheshire and Merseyside hub are hosting their next research event on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018.

This workshop aims to provide guidance and support for staff who may be interested in finding out more about how to carry out research or an evaluation.

AHPs from across the North West region are welcome to attend.

For more information please click here.