Wednesday, 14 November 2018

New episode of NHS Wonder Women series released

NHS R&D North West has released the third film from their Wonder Women series featuring Professor Sally Spencer, Director of Clinical Research, Postgraduate Medical Institution (PGMI), Edge Hill University.

Click above to watch the film. To see other films in the series, please click here.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme

Thanks to additional funding from Health Education England, Sheffield Hallam University is offering an additional intake of interns onto the NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academics Scheme Internship Programme.

This additional cohort will run between March and December 2019. For full details of the programme and the eligibility criteria please click here.

Applications for the March 2019 cohort are now open, and will close on Friday, 7th December (5.00pm). Applications for the September cohort will open in February 2019.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Call for applications: NIHR/CAHPR Allied Health Professions Research Champions 2018/19

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the AHP Research Champion roles working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).

Are you passionate about AHPs being research-active and having an impact on patient care? Do you have ideas about how we engage and support AHPs to be research-active in NHS and social care settings?

This superb opportunity will help to add to the community of role models and research activists to champion the work of AHPs and increase awareness and involvement in health and social care research for the benefit of patients.

For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

EVENT: Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care - first grants

Registration is now open for Research Design Service North West's 'Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care - first grants' event.

This will be be held at The Storey Institute, Lancaster, on Thursday, 11th October (9.30am - 3.00pm).

This free event will focus on NHS and Social Care Staff or academic staff working with NHS staff to support them on their first grant.

It is intended for people who are less experienced at applying for research funding and may be considering their first research grant submission. The event is not suitable for anyone who has previously had a research grant.

Attending the event will help to make your application stronger and increase your chance of getting your research idea funded.

For more information and to register please click here.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

EVENT: Reducing health inequalities through a joined-up approach - an emergency services perspective

Edge Hill University is hosting an event which will look at ways it can work with health organisations, health authorities, local councils, and emergency services to help improve the health and wellbeing of the populations being served.

The emergency services are increasingly focused on service integration and the need to use a shared strategy to proactively concentrate services on vulnerable communities with high service demand, such as the poor, the elderly and those with chronic conditions.

The Fire and Rescue Service has an excellent record in fire prevention but faces the challenge to develop as a comprehensive public protection service.

Ambulance Services require patient-specific information from health providers combined with relevant clinical training, to inform point-of-care decision-making delivery of tailored emergency care.

Police Services require a tailored strategy that reflects the link between social inequalities and offending rates.

The event will begin with presentations from the three services on health inequality initiatives. This will be followed by a multi-panel discussion on challenges and best practice examples focusing on interprofessional/interdisciplinary learning.

  • Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional and National Engagement Lead for Police, Fire and Ambulance services, Public Health England
  • Dr David Ratcliffe, Medical Director, North West Ambulance Service
  • Chris Kenny, Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Superintendent Andrea Barrow, Force lead for Early Actions Team, Lancashire Constabulary
The event takes place on Thursday, 7th June (4:00 - 6:00pm). To book your place please click here.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Researcher Magazine: Building Community

The fourth edition of The Researcher Magazine has been published.

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 launch issue in July 2016 (read by more than 4,100 readers in 45 countries) this issue explores the theme of 'building community'.

To view The Researcher please click here.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2018

Applications to the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2018 are now open.

Applicants must be HCPC or GOSC 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 Monday, 30th April.

Please click here for full guidance and application forms.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Still time to apply for this exciting research internship

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Central Lancashire have teamed up to offer an exciting research internship opportunity.

This is only open to LTHTR staff only, but it is also an excellent model for other NHS organisations to note.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd March.

For further details please email Dr Stephanie Jones or telephone 01772 895107.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

WORKSHOP: First Steps (in research and evaluation)

Our colleagues from the CAHPR Cheshire and Merseyside hub are hosting their next research event on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018.

This workshop aims to provide guidance and support for staff who may be interested in finding out more about how to carry out research or an evaluation.

AHPs from across the North West region are welcome to attend.

For more information please click here.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

EVENT: North West Stroke Conference 2018

The North West Stroke Conference 2018 will take place on 25th June at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.

The event is a joint collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) North West, the National Stroke Nursing Forum (NSNF) and UCLan.

For further information please email the Research Support Team at UCLan's Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer's Conference 2018

Details of the fourth annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer's Conference have been announced.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Park Plaza Victoria London on Wednesday, 20th June (9.30am - 5.00pm).

Focusing on innovations in digital, leadership and integration, the event will also include a celebration of the 70th birthday of the NHS.

There will be an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers on what the future may hold and how people can collectively influence this.

The breakout sessions will focus on the commitments made by #AHPsintoAction and will share practice from across different professions, sectors and the country.

For further details, please click here.

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, 2018.

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.

Please click here to find out more about the event.

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.