All future events

  • How to fund stand-alone evidence synthesis projects with the National Institute for Health Research
    25 Nov 2014 - Manchester

    This is a jointly-hosted afternoon by the Evidence Synthesis Network and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North West (RDS NW). The session will be aimed primarily at researchers who are considering an application for grant funding to conduct a stand-alone evidence synthesis project. Speakers will give the perspective of Board members and applicants for the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) and the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programmes. Similarities and differences in the expectations of these programmes will be discussed.

    All researchers from across the North West are welcome to attend.

    To reserve a place please email

  • INVOLVE conference
    26 Nov 2014 - Birmingham

    The Conference will bring together members of the public, service users, researchers, research commissioners and representatives of voluntary sector organisations, who share a common interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

  • Emergency Admissions Conference
    1 Dec 2014 - London

    A number of research studies on emergency admissions, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (Health Services and Delivery Research), have been completed recently. This conference will present the findings from these studies before the reports are published, as well as findings from other recent research on emergency admissions. The implications of this research for how emergency admissions are managed and avoided if unnecessary will be considered.

    Policy makers, commissioners, service providers, members of the public and researchers are welcome.

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

    Are you planning to submit a 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 [insert funding round number here] 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 staff in all universities and NHS organisations 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).