Tuesday, 9 January 2018

CWP announces details of annual research event

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed details of its annual research event on Wednesday, 31st January, 2017.

The Trust, and NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, have active and diverse research portfolios and the aim of this event is to celebrate ongoing and completed research and to highlight achievements by staff and research partners.

The session will feature a series of brief presentations which will cover a wide range of topics.

Demand has been high in previous years, so please email Phil Elliott as soon as possible to book your place.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

AHP First Contact Practitioner Roles - 'The Art of the Possible'



The North West AHP Network (NWAHP) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will be holding a joint event to promote and support AHP first contact roles

This will showcase first contact examples from across allied health professions, explore the new Advanced Clinical Practice framework and explain the new Level 7 module funded by the NWAHP and designed and delivered by UCLan next year.

This module is designed to support development of AHP First Contact practitioners and will be funded for relevant AHP professionals across the North West starting in Spring 2018.

The event will also be an opportunity to network across professions and work together to share knowledge, explore and develop potential new roles.

Workshops will help individuals to identify barriers and enablers to service redesign and develop local action plans for workforce transformation.

The event will take place at Brockholes Conference Centre, Preston, on Thursday, 1st February.

For more information please click here.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Career opportunity: UCLan seeking Research Fellow

UCLan's School of Nursing is looking for an enthusiastic person with expertise in child development and/or child psychology to join its research team.

The Child and Family Health team, led by Dr Karen Whittaker, works collaboratively with academics across the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, the University and external organisations (NHS and other Universities).

The aim of the post is to develop a future leading researcher in Child and Family Health.

The post holder will contribute to the development of research and scholarship within the School of Nursing bringing expertise in communicating sensitively with vulnerable groups.

They would be expected to support the growth of research studies and methodological practices that build upon ongoing projects to address the above and contribute to other intended or ongoing projects, in particular to ensure public output and future grant acquisition.

The successful applicant will have a proven record of research activity in child development/psychology, knowledge of developmental psychology and its significance to children's lives and family functioning.

An in-depth knowledge of research methods and experience of research and knowledge transfer income generation is important.

In addition, a record of publication commensurate with career stage and experience of preparing and delivering conference presentations is required.

For more information about the role, please click here.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Allied Health Professionals Advanced Practitioner Transformation Project


London South Bank University are conducting a project on behalf of HEE to establish the extend and impact of AHP advanced practice across London.

An online survey will be used to identify the different roles, training and experiences of advanced practitioners.

The results will be used to guide workforce transformation decisions, including access to funding.

Please click here to access the survey.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) scheme

HEE and NIHR have announced a new pre-doctoral level training scheme to support aspiring non-medical clinical academics.

This aims to provide the pre-doctoral level support that clinicians need to develop into the clinical academic leaders of the future, building on the excellent work of those involved in the earlier MRes scheme.

The PCAF will support award holders to split their time equally between clinical service and academic training over a two-year period.

During this time, Fellows will undertake formal and informal clinical research training, designed around their unique training needs.

One of its many benefits is that it will allow protected time for participants to develop an application for PhD funding, with support from a named supervisor and mentor.

As part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme, the PCAF scheme will contribute towards developing the future clinical academic research leaders, who demonstrate the potential to become independent researchers and lead their own research projects.

It is anticipated that the PCAF scheme will open for applications in February 2018 and will replace the current ICA Masters in Clinical Research Studentship scheme.

For more information please click here.