Event_Ideas Generator York_Dementia

As part of the White Rose University Consortium, Dementia, Cognition & Care is a collaboration to support the development of a ‘virtual centre for dementia care research’ focusing on non-pharmacological interventions.


It is common practise to involve people with dementia in research but rarely are people with the condition asked for their opinions on research priorities. For example ‘what research do you think should be done, what questions do you think need answering and what topics do you think are most important?’

People with dementia are experts of their condition thus as researchers, clinicians and those who would like to learn more about the topic, we should be listening and learning from the experts.

Ideas Generator
18th July 2014 – Workshop in York
What are the questions that people with dementia and those supporting them have for research? We want to hear ideas and views so that our research can make a difference.

This event will bring together those living with the condition, practitioners from health and social care and researchers.

Please reply to sarah.kate.smith@sheffield.ac.uk if you are interested in participating and/or facilitating on the day by Thursday 10th July 2014 so that catering numbers can be verified and I can forward further details onto you.

Best wishes

Sarah Kate Smith

PhD Student
Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Group
Health Services Research
School of Health & Related Research (ScHaRR)
University of Sheffield

Event_NICE Public Board Meeting (AGM) and NICE Question Time – Doncaster

NICE Question Time

Have you got a burning question you want to ask NICE? Do you want to find out more about how using NICE guidance and quality standards can help you deliver the best care for patients? Then book your place today to attend NICE Question Time – Doncaster, and the NICE Public Board Meeting (AGM), on Wednesday 16 July 2014 at Doncaster Mansion House, 45 High St, Town Centre, Doncaster DN1 1DN.

NICE Question Time – Doncaster is a unique event, giving you the opportunity to put questions directly to the NICE Chairman, Chief Executive and other NICE senior staff. The event is open to everyone involved in commissioning and providing health and social care and public health, including NHS and local government staff, as well as members of the public and patients. It will take place between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, with an informal networking lunch beforehand at 12 noon.

For more information, or to register to attend NICE Question Time – Doncaster and the NICE Public Board Meeting (AGM), please visit here.

Event_ Growing Collaborative Research

Growing Collaborative Research 2014

22 July 2014 Robert Winston Building,
Collegiate Campus, Sheffield Hallam University

A collaboration between the Allied Health Professions Department at Sheffield Hallam University, the Therapy Services Directorate at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the AHP Research Network.

This event will showcase our high-quality research and our infrastructure. It will include presentations from leading researchers about ongoing projects and doctoral presentations on new and emerging topics.

Key speakers include Alison Raw, AHP lead at the Department of Health,
and Professor Sue Mawson, director of CLAHRC.

What you can gain from the event
• Come and join a World Café Event and explore how the NIHR Clinical Research Network and the
Research Design Service can support your studies.
• Find out about national and regional policy to support and grow research.
• Hear how patient and public involvement can be supported and consider the importance of
consumers in the research process.
• Find out about the Healthcare Technologies Sector Group, CLARHC and the National Centre for
Sport and Exercise Medicine.
• Develop your networks and develop ideas for collaborative research projects.

For more information and to book your place, go to http://www.shu.ac.uk/collaborativeresearch or call 0114 225 5715

Co-producing Knowledge Conference

Monday 7th July 2014 9am-5pm St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane

The Research Exchange for the Social Sciences (RESS) is delighted to announce a one day event, ‘Co-producing Knowledge’, our 2nd international conference on this theme. Speakers include Margaret Somerville, University of Western Sydney, Heather Campbell, on behalf of N8 Research Partnership and Rebecca Fairbairn, Head of Knowledge Exchange, ESRC.


The event will showcase work that has been going on across the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. This work is focussed on co-produced and collaborative relationships with external partners who play a central role across research design, delivery and dissemination. This will take the form of parallel sessions. This event also includes an exhibit, ‘Culture in the City’, featuring arts and culture organisations from the region.  

Who should attend – We invite academics and industry partners from all disciplines interested in co-production to attend. Please feel free to forward this email and link to partners and colleagues you think may be interested.

Attendance is free, though booking is essential. Please book your place here:

Further details will be circulated to delegates prior to the event. For enquiries please contact Melanie.hall@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Melanie Hall, Research Associate, University of Sheffield
The Research Exchange for the Social Sciences (RESS)

Event_Simulation Modelling for AHSNs and CLAHRCs

National AHSN Simulation Modelling Event, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 from 09:30 to 14:00 Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2

The purpose of the event is to:

  • raise awareness and benefits already realised through the use of simulation modelling in healthcare setting;
  • share existing modelling work;
  • take part in interactive sessions with a range of the tools available.

Do you want a one-to-one session with an experienced modeller to give you the opportunity to discuss your own local challenges and explore how modelling might help you?  Sign up when you register as places are limited

At the event we will ascertain the appetite for establishing a community of interest across the AHSNs, with a view to building a portfolio of active models and evaluating their impact. In the future there could be opportunities for AHSNs to showcase the benefits this approach brings to patients