Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards

The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2018 is a collaborative celebration event hosted by the Innovation Agency, Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast (CRN NWC), and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC).

The purpose of the event is to celebrate successes of the excellent work being undertaken across the North West region in relation to clinical research, reducing health inequalities and innovation.

At the event’s core is the desire to demonstrate how clinical research and innovation efforts have had an impact on patient care across the North West Coast.

The awards are aimed at a variety of stakeholders including NHS organisations, industry partners, academic partners, third sector organisations, local authorities and/or other collaborations working in health innovation.

To find out more about the 2018 awards please click here.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018

Allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles are invited to enter the Advancing Healthcare Awards

This is a unique programme which crosses boundaries and fosters partnership working.

There are four awards: The Chroma award for realising potential through creativity; the Viapath award for innovation in healthcare science; the IBMS award for inspiring the biomedical workforce of the future; and the Biomedical Scientist of the Year award, sponsored by Health Services Laboratories.

The closing date for entries is 19th January, 2018, with the awards scheduled to be presented on 20th April at a central London venue.

To find out more information please click here.

Monday, 25 September 2017

New guides provide routes to clinical academic careers

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) have launched two guides to support healthcare professionals to develop clinical academic careers.

The guides provide information on the various awards available through the two organisations, how to apply for awards and how the awards work in practice should applicants be successful.

They also include case studies from award holders who talk about their experiences and the impact holding an NIHR or HEE award has had on their career.

Professor Dave Jones, Dean for NIHR Trainees, said: "These guides represent a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to find out more information about clinical academic training opportunities with NIHR and HEE.

The guides should be essential reading not only for applicants to the programmes and those already in receipt of funding, but also for those responsible for managing and coordinating clinical academic training in their organisation."

Professor Nicki Latham, Executive Director of Performance and Development at HEE, added: "I am delighted that we are launching the two guides together, signalling our commitment to supporting clinical academic careers for all healthcare professionals, and the benefits research can bring to our patients.

"These guides will make the pathways easier to navigate by bringing together a wealth of information and will hopefully help answer those questions that potential researchers may be afraid to ask."

To view the guides please click the links below:

The NIHR Integrated Academic Training programme for doctors and dentists
The HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme for non-medical healthcare professionals, including nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Free research seminar at MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University's Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care is hosting its monthly qualitative group meeting on Monday, 25th September (5.15pm).

Krystina Crolla-Barker will be sharing work from her PhD thesis focusing on anonymity and participant's choice.

Krystina will provide context for problem solving based discussions about issues relating specifically to protecting the rights of the people that are named within the interview and more generally about ethical decision making, confidentiality and qualitative research.

The event takes place at MMU Brooks Building, Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX.

To sign up please click here.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Network tenders for programme to prepare AHPs for primary care work

England's North West AHP Network is planning a £110,000 programme to support the development of allied health professionals (AHPs) in first point of contact roles in primary care.

It has advertised for education providers to design and deliver a post-graduate level module on primary care readiness for AHPs, which will be funded by Health Education England.

The money is expected to create 75 places in two or three groups, which will be available from January 2018.

Leading the development of the plan is Naomi McVey, the North West AHP workforce lead. She is being supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and members from across England, including consultant physiotherapist Neil Langridge.

She said: "This will build on learning from primary care physiotherapy taking place in the south of England as part of the Hampshire vanguard.

"We are expecting universities and other organisations accredited to provide post-graduation education for AHPs to bid for the contract."