Applications to the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2017 are now open.
Applicants must be HCPC 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 Wednesday, 31st May.
Please click here for full guidance and application forms.
The third issue of The Researcher Magazine has been released - please click here to view.
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 first two issues in 2016 which have received over 10,000 views so far, this issue explores helping researchers 'maintain momentum'.
CAHPR Cumbria and Lancashire Hub Leader Dr Hazel Roddam will lead a series of workshops on behalf of Health Education England (HEE) about the Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme.
In addition to providing information about the scheme, Dr Roddam will be collecting feedback, experiences and opinions about the scheme, to assist HEE to consider any other factors that could better support this agenda.
Dr Roddam said: "Many of the case studies we're currently preparing will feature AHPs, which is excellent news.
"We'd like to hear suggestions from people who'd like to share their own experiences, or feed in their comments to us, especially any clinical managers who would be prepared to discuss this scheme.
"Please feel free to share the flyer above or this one with your colleagues - places are free and all the specified non-medical professions are welcome – AHPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors and healthcare scientists."
The Cheshire & Merseyside Research Hub is offering bursaries of up to £1,000 to facilitate small scale research studies conducted and led by AHPs.
These applications are only open to AHPs (registered with HCPC) who work in the Cheshire & Merseyside region.
The applicant is expected to complete a small research project and provide a written report of results.
Examples of suitable studies may include pilot work (small scale preliminary studies) and proof of concept (feasibility studies collecting and analysing data to obtain evidence to support or refute ideas or plans).
Preference will be given to projects that incorporate patient and public involvement.
Funding may be used in a number of ways, for example:
To back fill staff time – release researcher from clinical duties to undertake the research
For training – for help with statistics, surveys, interviews, etc
For transcription costs
For payment of patient and public expenses
Only direct costs can be covered by the bursary.
The applicant is expected to forge a link with their NHS Trust Research office and establish a mentor within the Trust, who will be able to provide support.