HSRUK Newsletter June 2016 @HSRN_UK #HSRUK16

HSRUK Newsletter, June 2016

HSRUK Symposium: two weeks to go!
Presenting the leading edge of health services research, this year’s multidisciplinary programme includes research presentations and posters alongside plenaries from research and service leaders.

Sessions & strands in the fields of Workforce, Access/Equity, Organisations, Improvement Science, Innovation, Integrated Care, Patient Voice, Methods, Patient Experience and Commissioning. Plus, the UK’s best display of posters dedicated to HSR.

Book your place


Funding to create a new health care improvement research institute
The Health Foundation is searching for a leading UK university to establish and run a new institute for developing and applying research to improve health services.
They are looking for a university with a reputation for first class research to improve health services and a strong record of collaboratively catalysing change in the front line care in partnership with the NHS.
Applicants will need to identify a credible leader for the institute with an exemplary record in the study and application of improvement research and demonstrate how they will work creatively and innovatively with other organisations, including but not limited to the NHS.
The deadline to submit an expression of interest is midday, 15 July 2016.
To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, visit The Health Foundation website

Thought Space Melting Pot Lunches: Help to shape its thinking
Thought Space is a social enterprise strategy and delivery consultancy aiming to improve health and care through supporting organisations’ strategic thinking. One of the areas they are  keen to focus on is how to bridge disconnect between the different worlds working in and around health and health care, in particular clinicians, managers, policymakers, researchers, journalists, charities, and social enterprises.
Read the story


The University of Hertfordshire Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit are pleased to offer places on a wide range of short courses.

  • Introductory courses in Statistics (Fundamentals and Starter courses)
  • Courses in creating surveys (Questionnaire design and Online surveys)
  • Courses in statistical data analysis (hypothesis testing/regression/GLMs/factor analysis, etc.)
  • There is also a range of “Pick & Mix” bite-size courses available.

 For more information visit The University of Hertfordshire website


Evidence-based psychopharmacological practice for mental and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people
Date: 30 June 2016
Location: Liverpool
Cost: ACAMH members £90 | Non-members £105
Ideal for: paediatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, GPs, trainee doctors, nurse prescribers and practitioners and medical students.
This one-day conference hosts an exceptional line up of expert speakers on the subject of psychopharmacological practice for the management of complex mental and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people.
See the full programme and book your place online.

Storytelling for Health Conference
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017 in Swansea, South Wales: Call for Contributions
AMBU Health Board is holding its very first Storytelling for Health conference. This major international conference will bring together arts practitioners, health practitioners and researchers.
Our aims are to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice. To this end we are seeking contributions within the following three conference strands:

  • Sharing good practice
  • Sharing and building the evidence
  • Embedding storytelling in health & sustainability

Further information is available here
Fairer Futures? Reshaping Care for Older People.

A one-day symposium designed to look at how we can do better for our older people through improved health care and social innovation. Speakers include Rose Batt of Cornell University, Manchester’s Julie Froud and Debora Price, and journalists Madeleine Bunting and Gill Plimmer. The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception to mark the inaugural year of the Health Services Research Centre. We hope this will provide the opportunity for colleagues and collaborators with a general interest in the provision of health and social care services to meet.

Visit the symposium’s website


Explaining outcomes in major system change: a qualitative study of implementing centralised acute stroke services in two large metropolitan regions in England.
This paper published in Implementation Science analyses qualitative data to explain the differential outcomes of major system change to acute stroke services in London and Greater Manchester
Read the paper


Mapping research capacity activities in the CLAHRC community
This report maps the role of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in England as they seek to support, develop and sustain NMAHPs as clinical academics and provides insight into successful models of capacity building and recommendations for further development. To download the executive summary visit the CLAHRC Projects website.

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