Thursday, 5 February 2015

Let’s Talk Research 2015

The NHS Research & Development North West team have released details of this year's Let's Talk Research Conference.

The event, to be held during September, attracted over 170 members of the North West research community last year and organisers are looking to top that in 2015.

Abstracts for a poster or a 20 minute oral presentation are invited which:
  • Present findings from completed primary research studies
  • Explore approaches to developing cultures of research and innovation in clinical teams
  • Explore innovation and novel approaches to communicating research
For the first time submissions are sought for abstracts to run a one hour workshop as part of the conference, providing the opportunity to cover a topic in greater detail. The themes for workshops are the same as above.

The workshop proposal should be of relevance to the NHS research community and contain an element of interactivity. The closing date for submission is Monday, 23rd March, 5pm. To download abstract submission forms and guidance please click here.

Let's Talk Research 2015 takes place at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, Thursday 17th & Friday 18th September. If you require further information please email Leanne Gregory.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Participants needed for PhD research project

Are you an Occupational Therapist working in the field of anxiety and stress in palliative care? Would you like to express your opinions on patient anxiety and stress in palliative care?

Samantha Pywell is a PhD student looking to recruit 10 qualified Occupational Therapists who work in clinical practice, research or academia to participate in a telephone interview (maximum 60 minutes). The interview data will be anonymised and analysed to inform recommendations for professional practice.

The purpose of this research is to explore the opinions of qualified Occupational Therapists in the UK on anxiety and stress for patients in palliative care in the community. Ethical approval has been approved by UCLan to proceed with this study.

Please click here and here for further information. To email Samantha please click here.