All future events

  • Patient Hack Day
    30 Apr 2014 - Manchester

    The first ever ‘Patient Hack Day.’ ‘Hacking’ means bringing people with different viewpoints and skills together to work on problems. We want members of the public to ‘hack into’ research with their ideas and work with researchers to turn them into exciting new projects.


  • INVOLVE/NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) webinar on End of Life Care research methods and public involvement in end of life care research
    1 May 2014 -

    This webinar will feature Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research at the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care at the University of Hertfordshire.  Claire will provide an overview of the range of research methods that have been commonly used in end of life care research and their relevance to social care.

    Heather Maggs, ex – dementia carer, speaking about her experience of being involved in end of life care research.

    Sabine Best, Head of Research at Marie Curie Cancer Care speaking about their Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership (PeolcPSP).

    The Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership (PeolcPSP) was initiated by Marie Curie Cancer Care. The partnership is being facilitated by the James Lind Alliance and there are more than 30 partnership organisations involved. The aim is to consult people likely to be in the last years of life, current and bereaved carers and family, and healthcare professionals about what questions they believe need answering through research. To complete the survey or find out more, visit www.palliativecarepsp.org.uk. The survey closes 30 April 2014.


  • Developing proposals for Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) - A support programme for applicants
    14 May 2014 - Liverpool

    Are you planning to submit a RfPB grant application in September 2014?

    Do you want advice from experts on topics such as research methods, patient and public involvement and costings?

    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 25th 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.

    A series of three meetings.  Participants are expected to attend all three.

    Please note the deadline for applications has now been extended to 14 April 2014.


  • i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme
    22 May 2014 - Henley-on-Thames

    The i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme is designed specifically to help health and medtech researchers maximise their chances of success when applying for funding and investment.

    The programme has been developed by i4i, along with experienced medtech industry experts, to equip researchers in industry, academia and the NHS with the skills and knowledge required to put together robust business plans and strong funding applications that will satisfy funding panels, investors and external experts.


  • i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme
    2 Jun 2014 - Henley-on-Thames

    The i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme is designed specifically to help health and medtech researchers maximise their chances of success when applying for funding and investment.

    The programme has been developed by i4i, along with experienced medtech industry experts, to equip researchers in industry, academia and the NHS with the skills and knowledge required to put together robust business plans and strong funding applications that will satisfy funding panels, investors and external experts.


  • Annual R&D Management Forum in association with HRA
    9 Jun 2014 - Birmingham

    The Annual NHS R&D Management Forum is for everyone involved in planning, managing and delivering R&D in the NHS. Delegates are from NHS organisations, industry, research networks, research consortia, universities, and support units.


  • The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) research programme seminar
    16 Jun 2014 - Manchester

    This seminar is one of a series organised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for the North West (RDS NW) to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research. We aim to give researchers a better understanding of funding priorities, application processes and future plans and an opportunity for dialogue with panel members and successful grant holders.


  • HRA: Researcher Training Day
    17 Jun 2014 - Manchester

    This training aims to help researchers complete research ethics documentation including gaining an understanding of the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) and design patient/participant information sheets, to give researchers insight into the ethical issues considered by RECs, to help researchers anticipate the ethical concerns RECs may raise, to receive guidance from REC members in small group exercises, to help REC members understand the context and constraints in research and to encourage dialogue between reviewers and researchers.


  • HRA: Qualitative Research and Ethical Review
    25 Jun 2014 - London

    This training aims to give delegates a better understanding of the principles of qualitative research and to provide delegates with a framework to analyse qualitative research.


  • User involvement in social care and social work research
    30 Jun 2014 - Manchester

    This event will explore: How service user involvement in research can improve social care and social work practice, the challenges of service user involvement in social care and social work research, and how these can be overcome. Participants will have the opportunity to work together to develop a charter for best practice in service user involvement in social care research.


  • The UK Clinical Research Facility Network 10th annual conference
    3 Jul 2014 - Sheffield

    Confirmed speakers so far include Prof Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer DoH), Prof Hilary Chapman
    CBE (Chief Nurse STHFT), Professor Jonathan Montgomery (Chair, Health Research Authority.

    Delegates can also look forward to Parallel Sessions and Workshops in subjects including: Patient & Public Involvement, Patient Cohorts and Developing National Databases, Managing Communications and the Media within CRFs and Managing Finance within CRFs


  • NHS R&D Conference: Lets Talk Research
    24 Sep 2014 - Bolton

    This major regional conference will provide health and social care professionals with an opportunity to increase their understanding of the research landscape within the North West, hear from some of our leading researchers and share best practice in cultivating cultures of research and innovation in clinical teams.


  • 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.