Funding call_General Nursing Council Trust for England and Wales #Nursing #CapacityBuilding

The General Nursing Council Trust for England and Wales.

 Call for research grant applications

Are you a nurse working in England or Wales who is interested in undertaking research about using the evidence-base to improve patient outcomes? If your answer is Yes you may be interested in applying for a research grant from the General Nursing Council Trust for England and Wales. Up to £30,000 is available to support each research project we fund.

The GNCT is an independent charity that seeks to advance the art and science of nursing through promoting research into nursing policy, practice, education and management.

We are keen to encourage early or mid career researchers and welcome applications from nurses working in clinical practice as well as education.

Information about how to apply for a grant can be found on our website



The closing for applications is Tuesday 17th April 2018.

NIHR CLAHRC Patient & Public Involvement & Engagement in 2016/2017 #PPI #CLAHRCs @OfficialNIHR

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement: NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Annual Reports 2016/17

This report briefly summarises the PPI/E activities undertaken by CLAHRCs during 2016/17 in delivery of their PPI/E strategies. Following the submission of annual reports, all the PPI/E sections were compiled in a draft document that was shared with the CLAHRCs.

This provided an opportunity to review and edit content; to add any necessary information about context, to explain abbreviations and acronyms and provide contact and website details. The main aim of making this information publicly available is to support and promote the sharing of knowledge, learning and good practice across the NIHR and beyond.

In addition, this report, along with others in the same series, begins to address Recommendation 9 of the Going the Extra Mile Report which followed a strategic review of public involvement in the NIHR:

Recommendation 9 – Coordination: All NIHR Coordinating Centres and
infrastructure organisations should have a strategy, framework or plan that covers
the promotion and advancement of public involvement, participation and
engagement in research. Leadership, accountability and funding for this agenda
within organisations must be clear and transparent. Progress should be reported
annually, made publicly available and an overview included in the NIHR’s annual
report. ‘Going the extra mile’: Improving the nation’s health and wellbeing through public involvement in research’ (2015)

We believe this working document will be of interest and practical use to a number of different audiences including: all those who have responsibility for developing and delivering PPI/E strategies across the NIHR, the public, patients, service users and carers, researchers, research funders, all NHS organisations, Public Health England, industry and third sector organisations.

The NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber section of the report is on page 28 and this is our introduction:

Yorkshire and Humber has a long tradition of public involvement (PPI) in research. In
2016/2017 there is a wide spectrum of successful PPI at project and Theme levels. In
particular, our focus on cohorts and participatory research methods represent the diverse, flexible, and multifaceted approaches embodied in our Co-production principle, and it is evident that our research teams highly value the public’s knowledge and their contributions to research. We have recruited a total of 25,344 participants into our research projects.

Find out more about NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber PPI information on our website:


Vacancies_ @UCLBehaveChange ‏ @uclnews #CUSSH #PASS @SusanMichie

The CBC have two new exciting job opportunities available, read on to find out more.

Senior Research Associate – CUSSH project

Closing date: 12/02/2018
Grade – 8

Hours – Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) – £43,023 – £50,753 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to work on an exciting new Wellcome-funded collaborative award ‘Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health (CUSSH)’. The CUSSH Consortium is led by University College London and consists of 12 other UK and overseas research partners. This post will lead the behavioural science input to this multidisciplinary project. The aim of CUSSH is to develop critical evidence on how to achieve the far-reaching transformation of cities needed to address vital environmental imperatives for population and planetary health in the 21st century. The project will use cutting-edge science and systems-based participatory methods to articulate visions of development, help shape policy decisions, and accelerate the implementation of transformational changes for health and sustainability in low, middle and high income settings. More details about the project will be provided to the shortlisted applicants.

The project will collect data across six sites, two in China, two in Africa and two in Europe.  International travel will therefore be an essential part of the job.

The post is funded for 48 months from the project start date in the first instance.

Find out more and apply here


Research Associate/ Systematic Reviewer

Closing date: 23/01/2018

Grade – 7

Hours – Part Time (50% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) – £34,635 – £41,864 per annum

Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies
Duties and Responsibilities

An opening exists for a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in antimicrobial resistance and behaviour change to conduct a systematic review of the literature. This work forms part of the Preserving Antibiotics through Safe Stewardship (PASS) project which aims to identify and understand behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing across health sectors to inform the development of interventions to promote appropriate prescribing.

You will conduct a systematic review of the literature to identify: i) barriers and facilitators to behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing and ii) interventions promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary and secondary care, community and nursing homes. You will apply theoretical models to describe identified barriers and facilitators to relevant behaviours and frameworks of intervention design and behaviour change techniques taxonomies to describe intervention content. Findings from this review will be combined with data collected from ethnographic observations, interviews and analyses of prescribing databases in order to develop and design interventions that will improve prescribing behaviour.

The position is funded for 23 months in the first instance.

Find out more and apply here

18th Jan Seminar A ‘real world’ trial of a strategy to promote evidence-based primary care in West Yorkshire @YQSRDOTORG @BTHFT @RUTHMBAXTER @UNIOFBRADFORD ‏

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group are delighted to invite you to our upcoming research seminar:

A ‘real world’ trial of a strategy to promote evidence-based primary care in West Yorkshire

Robbie Foy, Clinical Professor of Primary Care, University of Leeds

When/where: Thursday 18th January 2018, 12.30-1.30pm in the Sovereign Lecture Theatre at the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Clinical evidence that can improve patient outcomes does not reliably find its way into everyday care. The gap between evidence and practice limits the health, social and economic impacts of clinical research. Dissemination of evidence-based practice via clinical guidelines is necessary but seldom sufficient by itself to ensure implementation. Furthermore, the general practice context presents particular challenges – especially given limited practice organisational capacity, increasing workload and complexity of care, and competing priorities.

This presentation will report the key methods and findings from a major programme of work involving general practices across West Yorkshire.  We aimed to develop and evaluate an implementation package to support the uptake of a range of guideline recommendations and sustainably integrate it within general practice systems and resources.  We made our evaluation as pragmatic as possible to ensure relevance to ‘real world’ primary care.  Seminar participants can judge for themselves to what extent we met our goals.

To register:

The seminar will be followed by food, drinks, and an opportunity for further discussion.  

For queries please contact Ruth Baxter or Liz Thorp

We look forward to seeing you there.

Vacancy_Head of Health Research Networks Universities UK London @UniversitiesUK @CLAHRCP #CLAHRC @officialNIHR

We are seeking to recruit a Head of Universities UK’s Health Research Networks for Health Services Research UK [0.6FTE] and the NIHR CLAHRC Partnership Programme [0.4FTE]. Both networks bring together the producers and users of applied health research to improve services and benefit patients. They are hosted at UUK, working alongside the UUK Health Policy programme and reporting to the Assistant Director of Policy [Head of Health].

This is an exciting role for someone who believes in the importance of research to transform practice. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with stakeholders at all levels across research and health care and to develop these important networks for maximum impact.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, an enthusiasm to use new media and platforms to develop the networks, an effective grasp of project and programme management, and a genuine commitment to health research and health improvement. Experience in senior academic stakeholder management would be a distinct asset.


You may be a researcher interested in the practice of knowledge mobilisation and implementation.

You may be a research manager interested to broaden your field and experience.

You may be a network specialist interested to make a difference for patients and communities.

We support flexible working and job shares and welcome proposals for secondments.

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Visit the web of Universities UK to view the Job Description and Person Specification 




We are delighted to announce that the HSRUK Annual Conference will be held on 4 – 5 July 2018 at the Nottingham Conference Centre.

The HSRUK Conference presents the leading edge of health services research. The programme is multidisciplinary and includes research presentations and posters, and plenaries from research and service leaders. Delegates attend from a range of organisations: NHS and social care bodies, patient and citizen groups, universities and research institutes, industry and commercial knowledge consultancy, central and local government and the third sector.

For the first year the HSRUK Conference is very interested in receiving submissions focused on Global Health Services Research in Low, Middle and High income countries.

The Conference abstract call comprises:

*   Call for individual abstracts (presentation and/or poster)

*   Call for session proposals

Once again, all abstract submissions and session proposals will be uploaded via our online registration and abstract system<>. All correspondence in relation to abstracts and session proposals will come from<>.


View the Call for Abstracts and Sessions.<> We are inviting abstracts on the following themes:

  • Access and equity
  • Commissioning
  • Emergency care
  • Patient voice
  • Patient experience
  • Workforce
  • Organisations
  • Methods
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Integrated care
  • Improvement Science*


The Conference welcomes abstracts on all aspects of health services and policy research.

*Improvement Science

The Health Foundation invites abstracts on the theme of Improvement Science, that is new approaches to achieve measurable and timely improvement in care processes; development of the underlying theory and evaluation of methods to improve quality, safety and value; implementation of evidence-based healthcare.


The Conference 2018 Call includes the option to submit joint proposals to run sessions or workshops. We welcome proposals on all aspects of health services and policy research.

Additional criteria encouraged:

*   Cross-institutional submissions

*   Proposals that demonstrate collaborations with NHS and Health and Social Care organisations including Local Authorities

*   Proposals that demonstrate collaboration/engagement with patients/carers

*   Proposals that demonstrate collaborations with other sectors

*   Innovative and engaging formats

Submit your abstract or session proposal on the event website.<>  <> See guidelines for abstract submission<> (also available on the event web page).

Closing Date for Submissions: 2 March 2018 

Online course_Measuring and Valuing Health MOOC @SCHARRHEDS #FLValuingHealth @FutureLearn

ScHARR is running two free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC):

Measuring and Valuing Health from 12 February 2018

Health Technology Assessment from 5 March 2018.

If you missed them last time, come and join us. We have great interactive learning and the chance to debate some of the key issues with experts in the field.

These free online courses will introduce you to health outcomes and explain how they can be measured and valued in order to support decision-making. They also cover broader aspects of health technology assessment including how evidence is identified and synthesized in order to address questions of what to fund.

The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per week. The content is divided into small bite-sized pieces that can be done at your leisure to fit around other commitments.

Watch the trailer, find further details and sign up here

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

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