All future events

  • Making Implementation Happen through Capacity and Capability Building: A Virtual Collaborative Learning Event
    21 September 2021

    The focus for this event is: to share learning on implementation, evaluation, adoption, and scaling up of effective interventions in Public Health and Social Care; and to establish a collaborative network to support development of knowledge and skills in understanding implementation and implementation research.

  • NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme Online Information Session
    29 September 2021

    The session is an opportunity to hear from the programme team and the funding panel about what a competitive application looks like. Advisers from the Research Design Service will also outline the advice and support available for people who are developing applications to the programme.

  • Valuing community engagement as part of health and care research: exploring the topic of payment and reward
    29 September 2021

    The aim of this workshop is to:

    • Raise awareness of the importance of payment in valuing community engagement relationships
    • Build knowledge and confidence about how to offer and deliver these payments

    The workshop will cover:

    • Background and importance of payment as a way to value community engagement
    • Barriers and solutions for payment for involvement of community groups, organisations and charities
    • Future stakeholder engagement: who else should we hear from and how do we engage with them appropriately?
    • What actions can be taken forward collectively from the workshop to address the identified barriers and learn from ideas/ examples of solutions?

  • Developing funding proposals in applied mental health and social care: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme
    21 October 2021

    About the event

    NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) is offering this online event for health and social care professionals and researchers who want to develop and submit an application related to mental health to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit funding programme (RfPB).

    This session will provide information on:

    • details of the Research for Patient Benefit programme
    • views from a successful RfPB applicant
    • the application process and what funders are looking for in a submission
    • the support that RDS NW can provide in the preparation of your application
    • advice about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).

    Who should attend

    This event is aimed at researchers in the NHS, public health and social care, as well as academics from universities across England.

    Informal drop-in sessions

    If you would like an initial informal chat with an RDS adviser, who will provide initial guidance and information on how the Research Design Service can help with your proposal development to RfPB, we are offering drop-in sessions after the event from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to book a slot.


    10.00 am – Welcome and introduction – Prof Fiona Lobban, Associate Director, Research Design Service North West (RDS NW)

    10.10 am – An introduction to the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme and top tips for applying – Dr Christina Jones, RfPB panel member

    10.30 am – The experience of a successful applicant to RfPB – Dr Peter Taylor, University of Manchester

    10.50 am – Questions and answer session with the presenters

    11.10 am – Break

    11.20 am – How RDS can help you with your mental health research RfPB application – Dr Kenny Finlayson, Adviser, RDS NW

    11.40 am – Importance of patient and public involvement in mental health research, including the RDS NW Public Involvement Fund and Public Involvement – Dr Hazel Morbey, Specialist Public Involvement Adviser, RDS NW – Chris Lodge, Service User Researcher, Lancaster University

    12.00 noon – Questions and answer session with the presenters

    12.20 pm – Summary and final questions

    12.30pm – End of session

    Download a PDF of the programme here.


    To attend this event, please register here (external link).