Call for Abstracts @HSRN_UK @ClahrcP #CLAHRCs #CLAHRC_Impact #Improvementscience


The HSRUK Symposium 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.

The Symposium abstract call comprises:

  • Call for individual abstracts (presentation and/or poster)
  • Call for session proposals

This year 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 Symposium 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 Symposium 2017 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 1 March 2017

View the event website and submit here

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