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HSRUK Newsletter


Register for the HSRUK Symposium 2017 6 – 7 July 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre

The Health Services Research UK (HSRUK) Symposium presents the leading edge of UK and International health services research in a multidisciplinary programme that includes research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes. It is the forum to be at for sharing knowledge on applied health research.

Delegates attend from a broad range of organisations: NHS and social care bodies, patient and citizen groups, universities and research institutes, industry and commercial knowledge consultancies, central and local government and the third sector. Researchers, service users and carers, service leaders and policy makers are among those who will join us on 6th and 7th July 2017.

There will be research presentations and posters selected from an open call for abstracts. Commissioned strands will be held on topics including Methods, Patient Experience, Workforce, Access/Equity, Emergency Care and Improvement Science.
Secure a discount by booking your Early Bird ticket by the 30th April.

2017 Health Datapalooza

Hosted by Academy Health

27-28 April 2017, Washington D.C

Since its inception in 2010, Health Datapalooza has become the trusted gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice.

Secure your spot today at the 8th Annual Health Datapalooza, April 27-28 in Washington, D.C. and hear from some of the top visionaries across the field and attend lively panels and engaging sessions that will explore key questions and promising innovations in health data.

Register here.

NIHR CLAHRC National Conference:
Careers day for postdoctoral research careers in allied health professions
11 May 2017
Quaker Friends House
London NW1 2BJ

This interactive conference aims to showcase opportunities, to provide role models and to facilitate networking opportunities for early and mid-career postdoctoral allied health profession researchers. The focus is to demonstrate the importance of self-efficiency, entrepreneurship and transferable skills in health research. Read more.


University of Cambridge chosen to create new improvement research institute

It has been announced that, after an open competition, the Health Foundation has selected the University of Cambridge to establish and run a new improvement research institute, the first of its kind in Europe.

Led by Mary Dixon-Woods, RAND Professor of Health Services Research and Wellcome Trust Investigator at the University of Cambridge, the institute will work closely with RAND Europe and Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as a wide range of partners in the health service, university and charity sectors across the UK.

This ground-breaking improvement research institute aims to boost the evidence on how to improve health care, build research skills and engage more people at the NHS front line in applied research.

The creation of this institute is a significant step forward in developing evidence on a massive scale across the NHS about what works to improve patient care and why.

Read the story here.


Roads to recovery: Organisation and Quality of Stroke Services

This themed review looks at the configuration of stroke services, identifying stroke and acute management, recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.

It features:

  • 44 published studies
  • 29 ongoing studies
  • Questions to ask about your stroke services
  • Quotes from commissioners, clinicians and service users

Stroke is a devastating disease affecting many people as well as being an area of substantial health and care spend. It represents around 5% of total NHS costs and is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK. Recent years have seen huge improvements in the clinical management of people with stroke with early assessment, use of thrombolysis and better organisation of services into acute stroke units. Over the last twenty years, stroke mortality rates have halved.

Yet providing the right care over many years to those living with stroke and their families remains a challenge. Roads to Recovery brings together recent NIHR evidence relevant to those planning and delivering stroke services, those delivering treatments to people with stroke and to those living with stroke.

Download this review from the NIHR Dissemination Centre.

Webinar: Introduction to Biomarker data
15 June 2017
Hosted by The University of Manchester

This free webinar is for anyone with an interest in health and bio-social research. This webinar will showcase the range of biomarker data that are available from the UK Data Service. We will give a general introduction to what biomarkers are and what they can be used for. We will then introduce the key surveys which include biomarkers and provide research exemplars to highlight how these data can be used in research as well as pointing to useful resources, and where to go for help.

Book your place here.

Mixed methods systematic reviews
27 – 29 June 2017
University of Leeds

Days 1 and 2 will focus on mixed methods synthesis methods and will delivered by Dr Katy Sutcliffe, Deputy Director of the Department of Health Reviews Facility at the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordination Centre (EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University of London) with guest speakers Dr Joanne Greenhalgh, Dr Helen  Elsey and Carolyn Czoski Murray from the University of Leeds

Day 3 will cover methods of searching for and managing the evidence base for mixed methods systematic reviews and will be delivered by Judy Wright and Information Specialists from Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.

Further details and booking information is available on the website.

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy
4 – 6 September 2017

The three-day course is organised jointly by faculty from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam. The course is designed for individuals undertaking health technology assessment, health service researchers and healthcare professionals interested in understanding key issues in the design and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies. The course will be delivered through a mixture of interactive presentations, discussions and hands-on computer exercises.

More information.


A chance to present diabetes research to European colleagues
North European Young Diabetologist meeting
17 – 19 May 2017

Why not apply for a an opportunity to present your research to an international and exclusive audience at the North European Young Diabetologist meeting? This all expenses paid residential meeting is being held in the UK this year, and takes place from 17-19th May. It provides 10 UK researchers with the opportunity to present, and hear about other young researchers experiences and studies from across Northern Europe. Pre-existing abstracts from recent conferences/meetings) will be accepted.

Click here for more details.

Job vacancies

Head of Programme Delivery
NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands
Warwick Medical School

NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and effective individual to join their team as Head of Programme Delivery for Operations, based at Warwick Medical School. The post holder will work with the NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands Director and Head of Programme Delivery for Engagement, to establish, manage and maintain complex internal and external relationships, both within the local region and across the country, in order to ensure the aims and objectives of the initiative are realized.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10 April 2017 at Warwick Medical School.

Find out more details here.

Project Officer
Imperial College London

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Imperial College London has successfully bid for funding to support the second phase of the CLAHRC NWL. The Project Officer will provide support to a variety of programme team members. You will work supervised and unsupervised, prioritising work on a daily basis according to the needs and priorities of the programme and have the ability to communicate project information, status and updates. You will plan and organise meetings, conferences and events internal and external to the CLAHRC programme.

More information here.

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