3 weeks to go @HSRN_UK #HSRUK2019 will be a great #CLAHRCYH prescence @wolstenholmed @cherylgrindell @Rob_zone83 @MYorksResearch @emilyfwood @OhlsenSally

More than 320 researchers, clinicians, NHS leaders, managers, patients and charities have already registered for HSRUK19 on 2-3 July, our 12th annual health services research conference. If you are planning to come, book today to secure your place and avoid late fees.

This year we have some fantastic 75 minute sessions on themes including:

  • the challenges of evaluating digital health tech in the NHS
  • improving care with electronic patient-reported outcome feedback
  • primary care networks and the NHS long term plan
  • interdisciplinary approaches to implementation of healthcare innovation
  • measuring the spillover effects of changes to healthcare delivery
  • continuous improvement capability in the NHS
  • online patient feedback about care
  • governance in integrated care commissioning
  • caring for high-need patients
  • continuity of care in complex health systems

You can pre-book sessions when you register. If you’ve already registered, just email hsruksymposium@eventage.co.uk for help.

The full programme – including details of plenaries, 90+ oral abstracts and sessions, workshops on getting funded and getting published and over 100 posters – can be found here.

Head to the conference website – just click this link.  Don’t miss HSRUK19 this July – it’s the premier knowledge event for everyone interested in health services research.
Conference query? Email hsruksymposium@eventage.co.uk

Sheffield Clinical Research Academy (CRA) fourth round @ScHARRSheffield @SheffieldHosp @jo_cooke73 @Shef_Research ‏

We are pleased to announce the launch of the fourth round of the Sheffield Clinical Research Academy (CRA).

The CRA provides clinical NHS staff from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT and Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS FT with an interest in becoming research leaders in their field the opportunity to be released from clinical duties for one day per week over two years.

For further information on how to become a Sheffield Clinical Research Academy fellow, please visit the webpages:


The deadline for applications is 1pm on Friday 19th July 2019.

Seminar ~ Work and Health(care): evidence-informed policy in the UK & Australia @HuddersfieldUni @CARHHUD @SBartys @michaelfdd @MonashUni

“When working-age individuals consult with healthcare professionals, we want to see them receive work-related advice and supportive engagement as part of making work a health outcome. This is based on the understanding that good work is good for health”. (Department for Work & Pensions/Department for Health and Social Care, 2017).

The healthcare system is a crucial stakeholder in helping to reduce the global burden of work loss due to ill-health. This seminar will present findings from two realist reviews conducted to inform government policy and healthcare practice in the UK & Australia.

Invitation to a special extended seminar hosted by the Centre for Applied Research in Health to showcase an exciting PGR collaboration with Monash University on evidence-informed policy in Work & Health.

Monday 24th June, 10:00-12:30 followed by a light lunch

School Of Human And Health Sciences, University Of Huddersfield

Please find further details and booking information here.



PhD studentships ~ Art and Design @Lab4Living @sheffhallamuni @JoeLangley_ @C3RINews

Lab4Living is pleased to announce eight new PhD studentships in Art and Design.

We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognized for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the next generation of design research leaders in this field.

The award makes provision for eight full-time PhD studentships to support design led research projects that explore the 100 year life, with a particular focus on the Future Home.

One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to be 100 and by 2066 one in two children will reach this milestone (ONS 2018). This opens up a critically important research space for creative practitioners and designers across the fields of industrial designfashiongraphicsfilm media and creative practice to respond to such questions as:

  • What does this expanded life-span mean in relation to where and how people live, the clothes they wear and the products they use?
  • What is the role of design in understanding and re-envisioning the ageing process?
  • How can multi-sectorial groups of stakeholders (such as design, business and manufacturing sectors) work together on these challenges?
  • What are the implications of shifting models of health and care to the community and what does this mean in terms of the home?

We invite research proposals from candidates who are interested in exploring this research space.

Studentships are open to UK/EU applicants only who intend to register for full-time study.

Lab4Living Co-Director Dr Claire Craig said “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to expand our team and to see how this exciting area will continue to flourish and grow.”

Full application details:



Please visit the C3RI Impact Blog for further information about this opportunity, current staff, students and research projects.

For enquiries about PhD topics, proposals and Lab4Living please contact Prof Paul Chamberlain p.m.chamberlain@shu.ac.uk Dr Claire Craig c.craig@shu.ac.uk or Dr. Joe Langley j.langley@shu.ac.uk

For information about the PhD programme please contact Dr Becky Shaw b.shaw@shu.ac.uk


Michael West Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School/Senior Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund

Compassionate Leadership for Cultures of High Quality Care


How can we help to develop cultures of high quality, continually improving and compassionate care in the challenging circumstances we face in our health services and, at the same time, ensuring the well-being and growth of those who provide that care – our staff? And how can we become more effective at leading and working across boundaries to ensure the effectiveness of ‘systems’ such as ICSs and STPs?

This session offers the research evidence and practical guidance necessary to help us ensure compassion, high quality and innovation are at the heart of health care cultures in their organisations. It describes the link between good leadership, team working, staff experience and service user outcomes as well as other key cultural elements associated with good performance in health care: vision and values; goals and performance; support and compassion; learning and innovation; and team work and collaboration within and across organisational boundaries. It also describes how collective and compassionate leadership are essential to create the conditions for innovation and improvement in healthcare.

The presentation will describe not only the ‘what’ of the key elements of team and organizational elements for a positive culture but also the ‘how’. It will describe how we can help to create the conditions that ensure a high quality care culture. Participants will learn about and be given links to a wealth of open-access, evidence-based resources to enable them to support the transformation of health care teams and organizations.



Michael is Senior Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund, London and Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. He is Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin and Emeritus Professor at Aston University where he was formerly Executive Dean of Aston Business School.  He has authored, edited or co-edited 20 books and has published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books.  The focus of his research over 30 years has been culture and leadership in organisations, team and organizational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services. He provides regular policy advice to UK National Health Service organisations. He lectures widely about compassionate leadership for health services and the results of his research and solutions for developing effective and innovative health care organizations.

12.30-1.30pm Thursday 11th July 2019

Sovereign Lecture Theatre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford. BD9 6RJ

To book a place, register at:


For queries please contact Gillian.Janes@bthft.nhs.uk or Ruth.Baxter@bthft.nhs.uk


Seminar ~ Through Adversity comes Legacy – The #hellomynameis story…@PointonChris@YQSRDOTORG @BTHFT @GILLIANJANES ‏@RUTHMBAXTER @UNIOFBRADFORD #CLAHRC_IMPACT

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Quality & Safety Seminar

Chris Pointon, Co-founder & global campaign ambassador for #hellomynameis

Through Adversity comes Legacy – The #hellomynameis story…

12.30-1.30pm Thursday 13th June 2019

Sovereign Lecture Theatre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford. BD9 6RJ

Abstract: This is a very personal, thought-provoking and heart-warming session that will leave you inspired, reflective and overall in awe of such an amazing individual that we were blessed to have as part of healthcare.

My inspiring wife Dr Kate Granger MBE along with myself came up with a social media campaign that has gone on to revolutionise patient care across global healthcare.  This session will take you on the journey from the conception of #hellomynameis to how it now fits within healthcare and how Kate’s legacy continues through the work I do and the numerous accolades named after her.

Biography: Hello, my name is Chris Pointon and I am the husband of…

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Celebration event ~ Registration now open! AHPs in Research: Amplifying Impact #AHPsInResearch @jo_cooke73


Registration is now open for AHPs in Research: Amplifying Impact

We are delighted to announce some of our eminent keynote speakers:

Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health and Social Care

Professor Hugh McKenna, Dean of Medical School Development, Ulster University, from the Research Excellence Framework Advisory Panel

Along with workshops, posters and case studies, together we will focus on and celebrate

  • The changing face of research
  • The changing face of healthcare and the importance of research, linking with the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Current impact, and widening our appreciation of ways to demonstrate impact

Click here for further information and to register

For any enquiries, please contact ahps@nihr.ac.uk