All future events

  • Research for Patient Benefit – a support programme for applicants
    27 Jan 2015 - Leyland

    Application deadline 5 December 2014, 5.00 pm.

    Are you planning to submit a Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) grant application in May 2015?
    Do you want advice from experts on topics such as research methods, patient and public involvement and costings?

    Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) is providing a programme to support people applying to the RfPB programme for research funding.

    For those planning to submit an RfPB proposal in the 27th funding round (final submission deadline to be confirmed) we will provide a facilitated support programme for applicants involving three half-day meetings, individual advice, mutual feedback and referral to experts where needed. The aim is to maximise your chances of success in securing RfPB funding and to ensure your project is robust, well designed and properly supported.

    • The programme is open to all researchers across the North West.
    • There is no charge for the programme.
    • It is a requirement that participants commit to taking part in all three meetings and to working on their RfPB grant proposal between meetings.

    There will only be 10 places available on the programme. If it is oversubscribed we will prioritise those most likely to benefit from the support it provides. Others will be encouraged to access individual RDS NW support.


  • NIHR workshop on multimorbidities in older people
    27 Jan 2015 - London

    The workshop is open to all those in any discipline who are working, or interested in working, in research relating to Multimorbidities in older people. Representatives from a range of NIHR programmes and supporting NIHR infrastructure will attend to advise on the various funding routes available and provide help and guidance on developing and submitting an application.

    In early 2015, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will issue a call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services delivered for older people with multimorbidity (defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person).


  • Using Social Media to support research
    27 Jan 2015 - Bolton

    NHS R&D North West are running a programme of linked workshops to support the development of a north west community of researcher who can take advantage of the technology available to them to support their research and develop networks.

    They are seeking a group of early career researchers working in or into the NHS in the NW who want to develop their skills and expertise in using social media. You must be able to attend all three workshops and be committed to, between workshops, applying your learning to host or participate in twitter chats and google hangouts which will be open to the wider research community. It is important to note that this programme is about working with NHS R&D North West to build a social learning research community as well as developing your own skills.


  • Society for Research in Rehabilitation Winter 2015 Meeting
    3 Feb 2015 - Manchester

    This conference gives opportunity to debate, deliberate and decide with leaders and peers in the field. Plus hearing all the latest findings.


  • The NIHR School for Social Care Research’s Annual Conference
    24 Mar 2015 - London

    The NIHR School for Social Care Research’s Annual Conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, managers, commissioners, providers, people who use services, carers and practitioners, among others and provide an opportunity to hear about emerging evidence from across SSCR’s commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice. The Conference will feature contributions from experts and practice colleagues in the adult social care field.


  • Improving trials by improving trials for patients
    15 Apr 2015 - Liverpool

    The meeting is free of charge and is designed for clinicians, trialists, patients, the public and researchers who would like to come together to work out innovative and patient centred solutions to a range of challenges in implementing clinical trials.


  • Royal College of Nursing Annual International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2015
    20 Apr 2015 - Nottingham

    The conference aims to:

    • bring together researchers from diverse clinical and academic settings from around the world to participate in critical debate
    • promote and advance a body of knowledge with relevance to nursing
    • facilitate sharing and collaboration between health care researchers

    To stimulate networking and debate the conference will include a variety of keynote papers, symposia, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and visual presentations with expert review (ViPER). There will also be a lively social programme.


  • The Nottingham Systematic Review Course
    16 Jun 2015 - Nottingham

    This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.


  • Researching complex interventions in health
    14 Oct 2015 - Exeter

    This conference will bring together leading international contributors from the field of complex interventions for two days of presentations, workshops and discussion on the latest thinking in applied clinical health services research.