Seminar_Using Implementation Science in Practice @healthscisurrey



Using Implementation Science in Practice
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April 2018
Room 02 EFH01, Engineering for Health Building University of Surrey

This two day seminar is for healthcare professionals, managers, commissioners, researchers and policy makers in both the public and private sector who want to make effective use of evidence based treatment and care.

The seminar will be structured around four main themes:
1) Introduction to implementation science
2) Pre-implementation planning
3) Implementing your project
4) Post implementation; adoption,
spread and sustainability

The seminar includes lectures, practice examples and facilitated small group work to support participants to use implementation science more effectively in practice.

The seminar is led by international experts in the field of implementation science including Dr Brian Mittman, Senior Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research, US, Professor Sharon Straus, Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Carl May, Professor of Healthcare Innovation, University of Southampton and Dr Siw Calfjord, Linköping University, Sweden.

For more information on how to book your place go to:


For more information please contact:
Ali Bilovodska
T: 01483 684078

Cost: £400 Academic / NHS Commercial

NB: Participants will be asked to describe an implementation project which they would like to develop when they register.

Workshop_ pitching your research project @CahprYorkshire

Get advice on pitching your idea in a way most likely to invite management support.

Interactive workshop led by Dr Sally Fowler-Davies

(Clinical Academic Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University and Clinical Research Development Officer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals), 

followed by expert panel discussion.


Wednesday 13th December 2017, 6 – 8pm (refreshments from 5:30pm in room F520).  Free to attend!


Lecture Theatre F518, Robert Winston Building, Broomhall Road, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield Hallam University.


Through Eventbrite:


Further information from: Stephanie Portier –

A limited number of parking permits are available to book – if required please email Stephanie Portier your registration number.

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Vacancy_Assistant Director @UCLBehaveChange #behaviourchange

Centre for Behaviour Change recruiting Assistant Director

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent leadership skills and knowledge of behaviour change to take on the central role of Assistant Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change.  As Director, Susan Michie’s role is largely strategic – this role will be key for the future development of the Centre in bringing academic disciplines together and translating academic expertise to policy makers, practitioners, researchers and other users.

Centre for Behaviour Change: Assistant DirectorHours: Full time
Grade: 8
Salary: £43,023 – £50,753 Per Annum inclusive of London allowance
Closing date for applications: 7th December 2017

An opening exists for a senior researcher and project manager with a strong interest in behaviour change and advanced research, leadership and project management skills to lead the activities at UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), which is directed by Professor Susan Michie.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop the strategic direction and opportunities of the Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC).

The Assistant Director will lead and co-ordinate activities of the CBC and have responsibility for leading on the Centre’s consultancy portfolio and financial strategy. They will work directly with the CBC director, under the direction of the CBC’s Advisory Board and Executive Committee, to fulfil its strategic aims.

The post will support effective communication and working between CBC staff and provide day-to-day management of the administrator. You will be responsible for developing relationships between CBC and public, commercial and tertiary sector agencies.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

Further information and how to apply

Vacancy_Regional RA_Glasgow, Manchester & West Yorkshire @GCUResearch @OfficialNIHR ‏@CLAHRC_GM @NHSWYRD ‏

Researcher 1A (Regional Research Assistants)

Ref no: GCU00350
Closes: Monday, 20th November 2017
Published: Monday, 30th October 2017
Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road
Salary: £32,548 – £37,706 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University
Category: Further / Higher Education
Sub-category: Research

This role will be based in the West Yorkshire/Manchester Area

Interviews for this role are scheduled for Tuesday 5th December

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ELECTRIC (ELECtric Tibial nerve stimulation to Reduce Incontinence in Care homes) trial team as Research Assistant for participating care homes across  West Yorkshire and Manchester.  The ELECTRIC trial is one of a number of studies in our Ageing Well Research Group and contributes to an ongoing programme of research on Continence Promotion.

Funded by the NIHR HTA programme this multisite  RCT will be undertaken in 20 care homes across the West Yorkshire and Manchester and the Central belt of Scotland.  We are seeking experienced Registered Nurses to collect data in 10 care homes in West Yorkshire and Manchester.  Travelling between several homes at any one time you will undertake and effectively manage recruitment of residents and all data collecting activities in participating care homes.

You will possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable communicating with older adults who lack capacity and their families, as well as liaising with care staff of all levels and grades. You will also demonstrate exceptional organisational skills to work with care home staff, residents and family carers to ensure data are collected according to the study protocol and strict deadlines. Previous research experience is highly desirable but not essential, however an understanding of Good Clinical Practice to ensure adherence to the ELECTRIC trial protocol is critical.

As this role involves work with vulnerable adults a DBS check is required.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Prof Jo Booth, Chief Investigator at or on 0141 331 8635 or Catriona O’Dolan/Lisa MacCaulay, ELECTRIC Trial Managers on 0141 331 8012/3067. Please specify your preference for full or part-time hours within your application.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values of Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

To apply for this role please visit:

Seminar @scharrsheffield ‘What works in mobilisation? @PHE_uk ‏@ScHARRpubhealth ‏#YHPH18

14th November, University of Sheffield 11.30-12.30pm 

Janet Harris, the presentation is entitled‘What works in mobilisation?’ and here is a summary of the talk:

Are you getting ready for the Public Heath Research Dragon’s Den?

This seminar will provide an update on strategies that are successfully used to translate and mobilise Research knowledge. Practical and evidence-based tips will be included – covering all stages from Research design to publication – which can be used to pitch your idea to the Dragon’s Den on 25th January!

What is the Dragon’s Den?

To provide public health researchers and/ or practitioners in Yorkshire and the Humber with the opportunity to pitch their research ideas to a panel with the possibility of receiving up to £5,000 in pump priming funds and constructive feedback from a panel of public health experts.

What will happen?
On the day, researchers and/ or public health practitioners will pitch their ideas to a panel who will ask questions, along with input from workshop attendees. The panel will then decide who should receive the £5,000.

Each pitch will have a 15 minute slot. This should be made up of eight to ten minutes of presentation with at least five minutes allowed for questions.

Props and PowerPoint presentations may be used.

Registration for the event is now open:

The deadline for Dragon Den ideas is 15th Dec 2017:

Please contact to attend the seminar

Great partner coverage in @Bradford_TandA #Frailty #eFI @AHSN_YandH @drandyclegg

A PIONEERING elderly care and stroke research team based in Bradford is set to celebrate a special anniversary.

Since the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation was founded on the same site as Bradford Royal Infirmary, it has grown to become an international leader in healthcare innovation attracting more than £13 million in grants, say the professors who head it.

The unit is in the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) building on the BRI site but is part of the University of Leeds, administered by Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

So far the unit has built up a large portfolio of applied health research relevant to older people and people who have had a stroke by evaluating trials. It has led on two of the world’s largest stroke rehabilitation trials and has won numerous awards for its pioneering work.

Professor Anne Forster, who leads the stroke programme, and Professor John Young, who leads the elderly care research programme, were the unit’s original founders.



Follow this link for the full article




Find out more about the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber Primary cared based management of frailty in older people theme that Professor John Young leads:

Have an innovative idea that could transform #mentalhealth #tech in #surgery? @sbrihealthcare open for applications

NHS England have just announced a new SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) competition to find innovative new products and services for mental health. There call is split into 3 categories:

  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Depression, self-harm and suicide
  • New Models of Care (leading to improvements in operational productivity)

The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. The deadline for applications is 1200hrs on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

The competition will run in two phases: Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept with funding of up to £100K available for projects up to 6 months.  Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1. Only those projects that have completed Phase 1 successfully will be eligible for Phase 2.