Monday, 19 August 2013

AHPRN event - October 2013

The Cumbria and Lancashire Allied Health Professions Research Network (AHPRN) are holding their next event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) on Tuesday 8th October 2013, 1 - 4.30 pm.

The free-of-charge event features:
  • Workshops and practical sessions
  • National and Regional news about opportunities for research training & funding
  • Research 'clinic' & discussion forum
  • Update presentations from our past and current mentorship bursary winners
For further information please email us. Please ensure you put 'Cumbria & Lancs AHPRN' in the subject line of all emails.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Secondment opportunity

The North West People in Research Forum have an exciting secondment opportunity available.

The Forum has quickly developed since its launch as a membership organisation in February 2011 and, with new appointments to the Executive Committee and a growing number of organisational members, this momentum is set to continue.

The current Forum Facilitator, Marisha Palm, has relocated to London and will be taking up a national role with INVOLVE. The Facilitator position is a key one within the Forum, and they are keen to recruit someone to move forward the great work they are doing in involvement and engagement.

If you have staff members who currently have a remit for involvement and/or engagement and may be interested in developing their skills and working across the North West two days per week, please make them aware of this opportunity and ask them to contact Joanne Simpson or Marisha Palm with any questions.

Monday, 12 August 2013

New research project

The James Lind Alliance and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre have started a project to identify and prioritise the most important research questions in hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis.

Please can you share the link below with anyone working in this area, asking them to submit any research questions and uncertainties. This is a great opportunity to influence future research and funding.

For further information please click here.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Workshop event - October 2013

Research is embedded within the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the NHS constitution is explicit in its commitment to 'innovation and the promotion, conduct and use of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population'.

However, managers are facing significant challenges in meeting this agenda, especially in a clinical environment where they have to deliver more for less. A half-day workshop has been developed through collaboration between NHS Research and Development North West and the Centre for Professional Workforce Development for members of the professional workforce networks of Pharmacy, AHPs, HCS and Psychological Professions with team leadership responsibilities.

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, 9th October, De Vere Whites Hotel, Reebok Stadium, Bolton, and marks the start of an on-going conversation about how research and innovation that is embedded within clinical service can to contribute to the delivery of the highest quality patient care.

Speakers include Melanie Ogden (Head of Innovation Delivery NHS England), Dr Jim Gardner (Medical Director Lancashire Local Area Team NHS) and Dr Liz Mear (CEO, the Walton Centre; Managing Director, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network).

Registration for this event is via the North West Healthcare Science website. You will first need to register at the top right hand side of the home page. Once registered select 'news and events' and 'upcoming events'. You may need to search for the event via the calendar.

Can you please ensure that you complete all the fields on the registration form especially the profession field by confirming whether you are from the Pharmacy, Allied Health Professions, Healthcare Science or Psychological profession.

The closing date is 20th September. Places are limited and your place will be confirmed after that date. The event programme can be viewed here.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hips and knees osteoarthritis research

The James Lind Alliance and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre have started a project to identify and prioritise the most important research questions in hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis. This is a great opportunity to influence future research and funding. You can find more details here.