North West London added to AHP Champions call for applications

The Allied Health Professionals Research Champion roles which work with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) have been extended to include North West London.

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?

We want to add to our community of role models and research activists to champion the work of AHPs and to get more AHPs to be aware of and involved in health and social care research for the benefit of patients.

Please click here for more information and application details.

EVENT: Let's Talk Research Conference 2021

The annual NHS R&D NW Let's Talk Research Conference will be held on Thursday, July 1st, 2021, at The Monastery, Gorton.

The event will celebrate the exemplary work of early career NHS researchers that is laying the foundations for the methods and practices of the future.

It will ask us to consider what we want from research and innovation in the NHS to look like in 2050 and beyond.

The conference venue is a part of the long history of monastic medicine and the Franciscan focus on giving care to the poor.

The mix of breathtaking Gothic architecture and modern renovations reminds us that the present is built on deep foundations and strong traditions and invites us to take a long view of the future of research and innovation in healthcare.

The jam-packed day aims to deliver a programme of creative content and speakers to stretch the imagination of attendees, giving them inspiration and support on how to challenge the barriers of communicating their research in innovative ways.

Please click here for further details.

COURSE: NIHR CRN NWC Early Career Researcher Development Pathway

NIHR CRN NWC is inviting nurses, midwives and allied health professions with an interest in research to join an innovative and unique 12-month early career researcher development pathway programme.

They are looking for 25 enthusiastic and committed health care professionals, educated to degree level, who are employed by CRN NWC partner organisations within the North West Coast footprint and who can demonstrate a significant interest and commitment to health and social care research.

You will need full support from your employing organisation and agreement to two study days per month over 12 months.

For further details please click here.

COURSE: Leading a Culture of Research & Innovation

NHS R&D NW is inviting NHS middle managers (band 7 upwards) who are leading clinical teams to take part in an innovative and unique programme.

The sessions explore how to lead an effective culture of research and innovation by building leadership capacity and developing the skills and confidence to create an effective culture within their units, wards or departments.

The course consists of an initial two-day residential on September, 24/25th September, and two one-day workshops on October 24th and November 24th.

You must work in the North East and North Cumbria regions in order to attend. To find out more please click here.

EVENT: Partnerships in clinical research across Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

We are delighted to announce our upcoming symposium event as part of our ongoing collaboration between the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing UCLan and Hochschule für Gesundheit Bochum, Germany.

The symposium programme includes invited presentations across all NMAHP disciplines from UK and Germany, plus structured workshop activities and personalised learning.

This free event takes place in Preston on Monday, 2nd September (9.00am - 4.00pm). Please click here to book your place.

CAHPR Conference Bursary 2019

CAHPR has opened a competitive bursary scheme for 2019.

This is designed to support student and early career researchers throughout the UK in presenting their research at conferences.

It is hoped that these funds will assist in the dissemination of Allied Health Professionals' research, as well as offering members invaluable networking and information-sharing opportunities.

The bursary scheme is competitive and is primarily aimed at supporting student and early career researchers.

AHP applicants may request £500 to support attendance at an international conference or £250 for a national conference.

Please click here for further details.

COURSE: Advancing Neurorehabilitation of the Upper Limb

The University of Central Lancashire has launched an exciting new course suitable for clinicians working within neurorehabilitation.

This will explore the contemporary research underpinning the assessment and management of those with neurological impairment of the upper limb.

The module will be delivered by a range of expert neurorehabilitation clinicians from clinical practice, academic and research backgrounds.

There will be opportunities to develop networks, share and develop best practice and explore multi-professional approaches to clinical decision making in complex neurorehabilitation care.

For further details, please click here.

Health Education England North/NIHR Bridging Scheme

Are you a Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health Professional, Pharmacist or Healthcare Scientist?

Have you completed or are about to complete a masters level degree or a PhD?

Could you be looking to undertake a PhD or a post-doctoral level fellowship?

Do you want to make a difference through undertaking high-quality clinical research?

If so, the HEE/NIHR ICA bridging scheme will be of interest to you. It offers a 12-month post-doctoral programme with an individual award of up to £34,000 and up to £10,000 for the 6/12 month pre-doctoral programme (dependent on date of submission for a fellowship).

It is envisaged that the award will contribute towards salary backfill costs, training modules, travel expenses and access to high-quality academic mentorship.

Awardees will be released for up to 50% of their contracted hours to focus on the development of their research career and work towards a successful NIHR fellowship application.

Advice regarding the scheme, funding award and the time release is available to help you negotiate your application with your manager.

Please email Jo Simpson or click here for further details.

EVENT: Creating inclusive services, overcoming barriers of language and culture

CPLOL Action Group are hosting a professional development event entitled 'Creating inclusive services, overcoming barriers of language and culture' at Birmingham City FC, on Wednesday, 6th November.

This study day is intended for all Allied Healthcare Professionals, service managers and commissioners.

Keynote speakers will be Professor Dr Wiebke Scharff Rethfeldt, Hochschule Bremen, Germany, and Dr Julie Marshall, Manchester Metropolitan University.

The programme will also include structured group activities to support delegates to reflect on how you may be able to implement changes in your own settings to ensure you meet the needs of your own local populations more effectively.

To secure your place please email stating your name, job title, name of organisation, contact number or call 0121 466 6520, option 2.

EVENT: Community Rehab and Intermediate Care

The CSP North West Network and the North West AHP Network are hosting an event on Community Rehab and Intermediate Care at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, on Wednesday, 27th March.

Following a successful North West Regional CSP event on 'Intermediate Care' in October 2017, the network has joined forces with the North West AHP (NWAHP) group to host a second full-day session for all AHPs with an interest in Intermediate Care and Community Rehabilitation.

The main objectives of the event are to develop a better understanding of the NHS Long Term Plan in the context of intermediate care and community rehabilitation and what it means for all 14 allied health professions.

The session will also help AHPs appreciate and share what they are already doing and what they can do to respond to the ambitions set out in the plan.

Confirmed speakers include Caroline Poole, Deputy Clinical Director and Professional Head of Allied Health Professions (AHPs) at NHS Improvement.

Please book onto the event by emailing Claire Farrelly. For more details please click here.

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2019

Applications to the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2019 are now open.

Applicants must be HCPC or GOSC registered AHPs who work in England.

The awards were established to recognise the contribution allied health professions make to public health.

They are delivered by CAHPR in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE) and AHPs4PH. The awards are aimed at novice and early career researchers.

The application deadline is Monday, 29th April. Please click here for full guidance and application forms.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards 2019

Nominations for the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer's Awards 2019 are now open.

Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the contribution AHPs have made in supporting improvements in health, care and wellbeing and the impacts described in AHPs into Action. The 10 awards this year are:
  • AHP Leader of the Year
  • AHP Student of the Year
  • AHP Public Health Champion
  • AHP Quality Improvement
  • AHP Workforce
  • AHP Digital Practice
  • AHP Clinical Focus: Cancer
  • NICE into Action
  • AHP Research Impact
  • AHP of the Year
Following the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan, the awards provide an opportunity to profile where AHPs are already leading and supporting priorities for the NHS over the next 10 years.

The awards are open to AHPs, student AHPs and AHP support workers working in publically funded services in England.

Nominations can be made by individuals themselves, and by managers and leaders in respect of individual clinicians or teams.To find out more about the awards, please click here.