Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation?
Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programme?
Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start?
This one day, hands-on workshop, run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy, addresses these challenges. It is aimed at staff from NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, who have limited experience of conducting service evaluations.
After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service.
The course covers:
- Different types of evaluation, including their pro and cons
- How to select suitable methods and approaches for evaluating a local programme or service
- Practical skills and tips in using evaluation methods and approaches
- Ways of sharing your evaluation findings to make an impact
This workshop is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and CCGs. It is not aimed at academics and/or researchers. Participants should attend the course with an evaluation in mind that they may need to carry out. No previous experience of study design, statistics or evaluation is needed.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Cost – This course is free for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner or organisations (please click here to see a list of our partners). There is a delegate fee of £250 for other attendees.
Registration – Please complete the registration form and email to email@example.com by 5pm, Friday 5th October 2018.
Please note, a cancellation fee of £100 will be charged to both partner and non-partner delegates in the event of non-attendance without notice after 5pm, Tuesday 4th December 2018.
Developing your career in applied health and care research – challenges and opportunities
Thursday 4 October 2018 from 09.00 to 17.00
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU
Early career researchers (ECRs) face many challenges as they set out on their journey into health and social care research, and must prepare to face an increasingly competitive academic environment in which to pursue their interests and passions.
As part of their programme of support the three London CLAHRCs (Northwest London, North Thames and South London) have come together to deliver a career development conference for early career researchers across the whole CLAHRC community on 4th October at Senate House London.
The one-day conference, delivered in conjunction with the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre, will be a mix of plenary sessions, skills workshops, delegate presentations and careers clinics. It’s a great opportunity for ECRs to connect and learn about further career development.
As well as senior researchers from across the capital we’re delighted to welcome key note speakers Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research & Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care (below left) and Professor Dave Jones, NIHR Dean of Faculty Trainees. Both will share knowledge and guidance arising from their roles in creating the next generation of health researchers
It’s a timely gathering, with the launch of the NIHR Academy set for late October 2018 (following a strategic review of training within NIHR) and the arrival of the successor to CLAHRCs, Applied Research Collaborations, or ARCs in 2019.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so early registration is advised.
Registration for the event is now open at http://www.profbriefings.co.uk/nihrclahrc2018/index.html
Are you a nurse, allied health professional, public health or local government member of staff who is interested in research or who has had some exposure to research? Our workshop is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts, NHS CCGs, and Local Authorities who are keen to become involved in research.
Engaging in research is a great way to address the questions that often arise in health care. It can also play a vital role in producing new evidence and new knowlegde for decision-making to improve health care.
This one day, practical workshop provides an introduction to the research process to enable NHS and local government staff to engage in research activity. The course is run by the CLAHRC North Thames Academy, together with the Research Design Service London (east London arm) and Clinical Research Network North Thames.
This introductory level course is a first step on the journey towards becoming “research active”, either by developing your own small project or getting involved in other ways e.g. collaborating on research studies, assisting clients / patients in your care to take part in research, being a (critical) research ‘consumer’ or helping to shape research priorities, design and delivery. We ask that participants attend the workshop with a research idea, innovation, or change that they would like to plan for, or collaborate on with researchers.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the research process, including the principles behind good research design and planning for dissemination and impact
- Understand the different roles within a research team and identify the points at which you can become involved
- Be able to apply criteria to judge the potential value and feasibility of a research project idea
- Have a basic understanding of research governance and ethics requirements, and know where to find out more
- Know how to involve patients and the public in every stage of research, and understand how it could benefit the research
- Know how to access relevant resources or the help available across North Thames to design, plan and fund research
This workshop is not aimed at academics and/or researchers.
*e.g. you might have done a Masters level module in collecting and analysing data, or critical appraisal of research, or have helped to support research in your organisation or attended another one of our Academy courses.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Cost – This course is free for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations (a list of our partners is available on our website). There is a delegate fee of £250 for other attendees.
Venue – Central London
Registration – Please complete the registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Wednesday 5th September 2018.
Please note,a cancellation fee of £100 will be charged to both partner and non-partner delegates in the event of non-attendance without notic after 5pm on 7th November 2018.
For more information please contact email@example.com
Congratulations were in order for CLAHRC researcher Meredith Hawking after her poster won a prize at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care at the Barbican Centre, London.
The prestigious SAPC event brings together researchers and educators from the primary care community in the UK and around the world to showcase their latest studies.
Meredith is based at Queen Mary University of London and her PhD focuses on Investigating patients’ perspectives and adherence to anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition affecting a million people in the UK that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. AF is associated with 1 in 8 strokes (1 in 3 over 80 years). More than half these strokes could be averted by oral anticoagulants (OAC), but the proportion of patients receiving oral anticoagulants has improved by only 1.5% per year over the last 25 years and was only 50% in 2012.
Meredith’s poster- entitled Adherence to direct oral anticoagulants for non-valvular atrial fibrillation in real world settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – outlines her work to explore how widespread nonadherenece to anticoagulants is.