#PPI Ask the Researcher Events @msdresearch ‏

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group
Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre

Ask the Researcher Events

Come along to find out more about the latest research in musculoskeletal diseases and discuss with the researchers

All events are held in Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre at Chapel Allerton Hospital (1st floor), at both lunchtime (12.30-2.30pm) and evening (6-8pm), with light refreshments provided at start

Upcoming events include:
20th April 2017: Life Long Joints Project
An update on results from the European Lifelongjoints project which aims to improve the lifespan and performance of implants used for joint replacement

29th June 2017: World Scleroderma Day
Hear about updates on scleroderma research

14th September 2017: Osteoarthritis and stem cells
Research on how mesenchymal stem cells are involved in tissue damage in osteoarthritis, and how this can be treated

October and December events still to be announced

For further details see our website: www.lmbru.leeds.ac.uk

Conference_Health and Brexit 18/05 @SocSocMed @HealthFdn ‏#HealthandBrexit @wellcometrust ‏

HEALTH AND BREXIT
ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE FOR POPULATION HEALTH AFTER BREXIT

18th May 2017 – Wellcome Trust Collection, London

An event to consider the implications of brexit for health. We aim to produce an output statement and risk scorecard.

09:30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

10.00 WELCOME AND AIMS
Chairs: Aileen Clarke (SSM President), Natasha Azzopardi Muscat (EUPHA president)

10.15 INTRODUCTION
Sarah Wollaston (MP for Totnes and Chair of the Health Select Committee)

10:30 EXPERT SPEAKERS

REPEALING GRAVITY? THE GEOPOLITICS OF BREXIT AND HEALTH
Scott Greer (Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, USA)
THE LAW, THE GREAT REPEAL BILL, HEALTH AND BREXIT
Tamara Hervey (Professor of European Union Law, University of Sheffield, UK)

11.20 COFFEE

11:40 EXPERT SPEAKERS
THE UK AND THE EU: HEALTH BEFORE AND AFTER BREXIT
Nick Fahy (European health policy consultant and senior researcher, University of Oxford, UK)
CITIZENS IN THE UK: HEALTH BEFORE AND AFTER BREXIT
Ellen Nolte (Coordinator of European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine, UK)
WILLKOMMENSKULTUR, MIGRATION, ETHNICITY, BORDER CONTROLS AND BREXIT
Oliver Razum (Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Bielefield University, Germany, & EUPHA Migrant and Ethnic Minority
Health Section)

13:00 LUNCH
13.45 WELCOME BACK:
Chairs: Raj Bhopal (Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh) and Oliver Razum

13:50 EXPERT SPEAKER
BREXIT, HEALTH AND HEALTH SYSTEMS: DEVELOPING A BREXIT SCORECARD
Martin McKee (Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK)

14:20 TEA AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS TOWARDS AN OUTPUT STATEMENT
Each group will agree on issues for the output statement and risk scorecard

1) HEALTH OF
POPULATIONS
2) POLICY
& LAW
3) HEALTH SYSTEM
& TRADE DEALS
4) RESEARCH
AGENDA

15:15 FEEDBACK FROM GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUTPUT STATEMENT
Panel: Raj Bhopal (Chair), Aileen Clarke, Nick Fahy, Tamara Hervey, Scott Greer, Martin Mckee, Natasha Azzopardi
Muscat, Ellen Nolte, and Oliver Razum

16.05 SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS
Aileen Clarke
16.15 CLOSE

Supported by The Health Foundation

REGISTER AT: HTTPS://REGISTRATIONS.HG3CONFERENCES.CO.UK/HEALTHANDBREXIT
£139 (Ordinary delegates) £99 (SSM/EUPHA members)

 

Applications OPEN HEE/NIHR ICA Programme @NIHR_TRAINEES @NHS_HEALTHEDENG #NIHRTRAINEES #AHPS @ICAINorth @AHP_SHU

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 intake of the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme across the North region of Health Education England.

Co-ordinated by Sheffield Hallam University, the key components of the internship programme are:

  • a Clinical Academic Research Experience supported by supervision and research mentorship for 30 days.
  • an Educational Learning Package comprising of 4 days face to face learning and 4 days equivalent online distance learning.

By the end of the programme we hope that participants will have the confidence to apply their newly learned skills within their employing Trusts, become research champions, and consider a future clinical academic career to include formally accredited education programmes.

This can be either within the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme, or via other routes. Interns will also benefit from an enhanced ability to apply successfully for further formal research training.

Further details of the Internships Scheme, including case studies of previous participants is available on the Health Education England website

Application process

A three-step applications process is in place for the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme as follows:

  • an Expression of Interest to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017.  These Expressions of Interest will be assessed to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria, with eligible applicants then invited to submit a full application
  • a Full Application, to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017.  These will be assessed by a panel of staff from Health Education England and Sheffield Hallam University, with the highest scoring candidates invited to interview
  • a selection Interview for the shortlisted candidates, to be held during June 2017.  Exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time

For further details on the Internships Scheme, and to access the Expressions of Interest form, please visit www.shu.ac.uk/icainternships

Hopefully the website will answer any queries you may have, but if you require any further details please don’t hesitate to contact us at icainternships@shu.ac.uk

2017 HSJ Awards open for entry @HSJ_Awards

HSJ Awards 2017

The 2017 HSJ Awards are now open for entry.

The Awards recognise, celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders.

Every year award winners tell us the recognition gives a huge boost to their teams and organisations. It enhances their projects, raises morale and helps to secure backing and finance.

This year there are 22 categories to choose from, which reflect the full spectrum of the NHS’s services and challenges.

If you are interested in entering the Awards, please read the category criteria carefully and complete the answers to the required questions in the strict word limit provided.

Further information can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/.

The deadline for entries is the 18th of July 2017.

Categories include:

·         Acute Sector Innovation

·         Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign

·         Chief Executive of the Year

·         Clinical Leader of the Year

·         Compassionate Patient Care

·         Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information

·         Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government

·         Improving Care with Technology

·         Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability

·         Improving Outcomes through Learning and Development

·         Innovation in Mental Health

·         Patient Safety

·         Primary Care Innovation

·         Provider Trust of the Year

·         Specialised Services Redesign

·         Staff Engagement

·         Supported Self Care

·         Using Technology to Improve Efficiency

·         Workforce

The Awards ceremony will take place at the InterContinental 02, London on 22 November 2017.

Participant Newsletter #Care75+ #PPI @BIHRESEARCH @BTHFT @drandyclegg

CARE 75+ Study Newsletter No. 5 March 2017

It’s that time of year…

New shoots are everywhere.  And, although the weather is nothing to go by, I think it must finally be Spring.

It has been a quiet time over Winter but we have been preparing for the year ahead.

Amazingly, we are now at the point of two-year follow ups for some of you.  That means you have had at least four visits from us.

Read on here……..………

Find out more about the Care 75 + study here:

http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/our-themes/primary-care-based-management-of-frailty-in-older-people/projects/the-yorkshire-humber-community-ageing-research-care-study

 

Seminar_Innovation in Oncology nursing #SIRON @WPCancerCharity

Innovation in oncology nursing

15th May 2017, Lecture Theatre, Weston Park Hospital

10 am to 12 30: presentations from SIRON members

12.30 onwards: Lunch and poster viewing

 

What is Sheffield Innovation and Research in Oncology Nursing (SIRON)?

SIRON are nurses with a shared interest in improving cancer care through research, service development and innovation. We welcome members from solid practice, clinical research and the universities.

 What are our aims?

  • To create a research and innovation community that supports the conduct and dissemination of research and service innovation that contributes to the care of cancer patients and their families
  • To enable collaboration between SIRON members, other cancer professionals, charities, industry and academics

Come to the day and find out more. You can drop in or attend the full session.

Contacts below for full programme

How do I find out more about SIRON or the innovation in nursing day?

You can contact: clare.warnock@sth.nhs.uk                    joanne.bird@sheffield.ac.uk

To book a place contact alison.morton@sth.nhs.uk

Newsletter _ @HSRN_UK #HSRUK17 #CLAHRC @HealthFdn

HSRUK Newsletter

Events

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.

News

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.

Publications

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.

Courses
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
Birmingham

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.

Opportunities

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

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
CLAHRC NWL
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.