Wednesday, 14 November 2018

New episode of NHS Wonder Women series released

NHS R&D North West has released the third film from their Wonder Women series featuring Professor Sally Spencer, Director of Clinical Research, Postgraduate Medical Institution (PGMI), Edge Hill University.

Click above to watch the film. To see other films in the series, please click here.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme

Thanks to additional funding from Health Education England, Sheffield Hallam University is offering an additional intake of interns onto the NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academics Scheme Internship Programme.

This additional cohort will run between March and December 2019. For full details of the programme and the eligibility criteria please click here.

Applications for the March 2019 cohort are now open, and will close on Friday, 7th December (5.00pm). Applications for the September cohort will open in February 2019.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Call for applications: NIHR/CAHPR Allied Health Professions Research Champions 2018/19

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the AHP Research Champion roles working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).

Are you passionate about AHPs being research-active and having an impact on patient care? Do you have ideas about how we engage and support AHPs to be research-active in NHS and social care settings?

This superb opportunity will help to add to the community of role models and research activists to champion the work of AHPs and increase awareness and involvement in health and social care research for the benefit of patients.

For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

EVENT: Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care - first grants

Registration is now open for Research Design Service North West's 'Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care - first grants' event.

This will be be held at The Storey Institute, Lancaster, on Thursday, 11th October (9.30am - 3.00pm).

This free event will focus on NHS and Social Care Staff or academic staff working with NHS staff to support them on their first grant.

It is intended for people who are less experienced at applying for research funding and may be considering their first research grant submission. The event is not suitable for anyone who has previously had a research grant.

Attending the event will help to make your application stronger and increase your chance of getting your research idea funded.

For more information and to register please click here.

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.

  • 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.