Getting 'animated' about a clinical academic career

Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to develop a clinical academic career through a new animation developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Training workshop in searching for research evidence

UCLan is hosting an interactive research workshop for beginners entitled: 'Finding Evidence: Informing Practice'.

If you work within health, social care or public health and need help with resolving practical issues or advice on whether there is a better way of doing things, this workshop is for you.

The session will be hands-on and practical, offering support to define your question and design and implement an evidence search.

The workshop takes place on Thursday, 16th July. Places are limited so early booking is essential.

Please click here for more information or here to book.

Research and Innovation Showcase 2015

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have announced details of the Research and Innovation Showcase 2015.

Hosted by the Centre for Health Research and Innovation, the event takes place at Royal Preston Hospital on Friday, 27th November.

There will be opportunities to celebrate and showcase collaborative research, network with research active colleagues both clinical, non-clinical and academic, share good practice and attend a variety of workshops.

To register please click here.

North West universities host showpiece research event

UCLan is teaming up with the University of Manchester during September to host a major Physiotherapy research event.

The International Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) Research Retreat and Clinical Symposium will see leading experts from around the world gather in the North West to discuss their latest research findings and review the science around the condition.

PFP is the number one injury in runners and one of the most common orthopaedic problems seen by clinicians. It is hoped the event inspires new collaborations, ensuring future research remains at the cutting edge in informing clinical practice.

UCLan's Professor James Selfe has organised the four-day conference in conjunction with Dr Michael Callaghan from the University of Manchester.

He commented: "I've worked in the field of Patellofemoral Pain for many years and I'm really pleased to be co-hosting this event. I'm particularly excited that the world leaders in the field will be coming to Preston to share their knowledge.

"This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity for UK based Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Podiatrists, so I hope we will get a good turn out and give our distinguished international visitors a warm Lancashire welcome."

The Research Retreat takes place at the University of Manchester, September 2nd – 4th, whilst the Clinical Symposium will held be at UCLan on September 5th.

For more information please click here.

Opportunity for free training in Public Health for AHPs

The training has been commissioned by Health Education North West to enable AHPs develop knowledge and skills to address local public health challenges and inequalities.

This is not just for AHPs working in public health roles, but applies to all parts of the AHP workforce.

The health of people in the NW is amongst the poorest in the UK, but AHPs are well placed to lead health improvement work – are you up for the challenge?

Join the growing number of AHPs leading and delivering public health in their own workplace. Want to find out about:
  • How you and your team can address public health challenges and inequalities?
  • How to really make a difference – making small changes to daily interaction with service users?
  • What other AHPs are doing?
  • What support is available to develop your health improvement role?
The theme of the workshop will focus on Making Every Contact Count, Early Years, Older Adults and Emotional Wellbeing – part of a national strategy to mobilise the AHP workforce.

We look forward to supporting this exciting workforce development opportunity – places are limited so please book early.

Several dates are available throughout September at various North West locations – please click here for further details.

Career opportunities: PhD studentships

The NIHR CLAHRC NWC is inviting applications for full-time (3 years) PhD studentships to start in the forthcoming academic year (2015/2016).

They are looking for exceptional individuals to fill a new cohort of PhD studentships which are targeted at reducing health inequalities.

Suitable candidates should have at least an upper-second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant health, social care, or pertinent methodological subject. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following skills: communication, presentation/writing, IT, time-management and the ability to be self-motivated/work alone.

Students may choose to study at either the University of Central Lancashire (5 studentships available), Lancaster University (5) or the University of Liverpool (6).

For more details please click here.