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.

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.

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.

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.