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."

Friday, 16 June 2017

Predicting and promoting motor recovery after stroke

Internationally renowned stroke expert Cathy Stinear will visit UCLan during July to deliver a public lecture.

The current Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of Auckland will discuss 'Predicting and Promoting Motor Recovery after Stroke'.

Her research specialisation is in stroke neuro-rehabilitation, and she is particularly well-known for developing the PREP algorithm for Predicting Recovery Potential of the hand and arm after stroke. She has recently developed similar for time to return to walking.

As an applied clinical neuroscientist, she is focused on translating neuroscience discoveries into clinical practice. Her current work is using neurophysiology and neuroimaging tools to accurately predict the potential for motor recovery after stroke for individual patients.

She is also testing a range of neuromodulation techniques for promoting neural plasticity and enhancing the effects of neuro-rehabilitation.

Her laboratory is located within Auckland City Hospital, which provides unique opportunities for conducting clinical research.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

UCLan recruiting for MSc in clinical research

UCLan's Masters in Clinical Research course is now recruiting students for the September 2017 intake.

A limited number of bursaries (part-fees) for academic year 2017/18 are available to applicants from NIHR CLAHRC NWC partner organisations.

Funding is also available through the new Student Finance England Postgraduate Loans Scheme and may also be available through the NHS CPD contract (Service Level Agreement).

The course is the only MClinRes available in the UK North West Coast and the only campus-based programme in the North West of England and is open to nurses, midwives, AHPs and social care professionals.

Please email course leader Dr Lois Thomas for further details.