Thursday, 27 April 2017

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards 2017

Nominations for the annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer awards are now open.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

CAHPO Student of the year 2017
CAHPO Associate of the year 2017
CAHPO Digital Innovator 2017
CAHPO Practice Innovator 2017
CAHPO Workforce Transformation Leader 2017
Nominations can be made by anyone – please download the nomination form here.

The closing date is Friday, 26th May (12.00pm).

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2017

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.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

OTnews seeks magazine submissions

OTnews is looking for Occupational Therapists involved in hub activities to write no more than 50 words for a future edition of the magazine.

These will give an inspirational snippet of your hub activity or experience.

You will need to include confirmation that you are happy for your name to be included and the name of your hub.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 10th March. Please email these to Mandy Sainty.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Researcher Magazine: Maintaining momentum

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'.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NIHR MRes clinical and health research studentships

The University of Southampton is currently accepting applications for this year's round of NIHR MRes clinical and health research studentships.

They are holding a clinical research careers event for students and clinicians who are interested in the studentships or clinical doctoral research fellowships on Tuesday, 28th February.

The closing date for applications for the studentships is Thursday, 7th April. For further information please click here or email Francesca Lambert.

If you are interested in finding out more about clinical academic careers, please email us to let us know if you would like to attend a more local event in the year ahead.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

NWAHP offers funded leadership development places

The North West AHP Network (NWAHP) is offering 40 funded leadership development places on a forthcoming leadership programme for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in the North West.

The scheme is part of NWAHP's commitment to supporting the new national #AHPsintoAction strategy.

Delivered over three days, the programme will be provided in Salford Quays (March - June) and Wigan (May - June).

For further information please click here.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Dr Roddam to lead HEE workshops



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."

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NHS England launches AHPs into Action



NHS England has officially launched 'AHPs into Action'.

The new resource is aimed at leaders and decision makers to help them understand the transformative potential and role of AHPs within the health, social and wider care system.

It is a vision of how, with collective action, our nation would be different if all AHPs were used effectively.'

'AHPs into Action' describes how AHPs can support the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and the triple aims set out in the Five Year Forward View.

It is a resource to inform and inspire AHPs, leaders and decision makers across the health and care system.

It offers a clear view of the transformative potential of AHPs, 53 examples of innovative AHP practice, including a number from the North West, and a framework to help develop local delivery plans.

You can download and share 'AHPs into Action', and find information on how it was co-produced with patients, carers, the public, and health and care staff including AHPs, on the NHS England website.

You can also join in the conversation on Twitter at #AHPsintoAction.

Monday, 16 January 2017

AHP research bursary (Cheshire & Merseyside)

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.

Applicants should email their application form via email by Monday, 27th February, 5.00pm to Fiona Rowe.