• NIHR Imperial PSTRC to host 3rd Annual CPSSQ Symposium

    09 September 2015


    The symposium is being organised by the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR Imperial PSTRC) on behalf of the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ). The keynote address will be provided by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS England.

    Presentations and debates will showcase some of the patient safety research conducted by the PSTRC and will discuss implications for practice.

    Find out more and register.

    Delegates are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for poster presentations that report novel work which is near completion or completed on the topic of patient safety. Abstracts should be submitted to by 5pm on 15 August.

  • RDS Developing proposals for the renewed RfPB programme – Seminar

    09 September 2015

    University of Manchester

    This seminar is one of a series organised by our Research Design Service (RDS) to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research. The aim is 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. We will highlight Public Involvement and how the RDS can support you through the application process.

    Find out more.

  • RDS - NIHR Fellowship Event

    09 September 2015

    University of Leicester

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running an event offering advice and support to potential applicants, focusing particularly on the January 2016 round of the NIHR Fellowship scheme. Speakers will include:

    • Dawn Biram from the NIHR will make a presentation about the fellowship scheme
    • Matt Bown will be highlighting what the interview panel is looking for
    • Previous applicants will give an insight into their experiences
    • RDS East Midlands will outline the free advice and support available to applicants wishing to develop a bid

    Find out more.

  • RDS Developing proposals for renewed RfPB programme - Afternoon support session

    09 September 2015

    University of Manchester

    - Are you planning to submit a RfPB grant application in December 2015?
    - Do you want advice from experts on topics such as research methods, patient and public involvement and costings?

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

    Find out more.

  • NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge CRF is holding an ideas day for younger people

    19 September 2015


    NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility is holding a day where younger people can have their say.

    This ‘ideas’ day is a chance for young people to tell researchers how to improve the way they communicate with young people and how to design research studies that will appeal to them.

    It takes place in Cambridge on Saturday 19 September 2015 from 10:00 to 15:30 and is open to young people aged eight to sixteen years old.

    To reserve your place: please e-mail

    Activities include a youth speaker from Alder Hey hospital, a professor talking about research and technology, generating ideas, design and much more.

    The day will appeal particularly to young people interested in science, medicine, marketing, communications and research. All attendees will receive a community engagement certificate and goodie bag, meet new friends and have a great day.

    Find out more

  • RDS information event - HTA Efficient Study Designs Call

    22 September 2015

    Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, London

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a number of events which offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the HTA themed call on efficient study designs and their general role across our funding programmes.

    These events will provide information about the types of proposals that NIHR is keen to encourage, but will not be a forum for detailed methodological discussions. Registration is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

    Dr. Peter Davidson, Consultant in Public Health and Head of Health Technology Assessment, will be joined by RDS advisers to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    Find out more.


  • RfPB funded researcher to present at Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference

    24 September 2015


    Dr Sharon Mc Donnnell will be presenting findings from her RfPB funded project: The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Training Pack for Health Professionals’ (PB-PG-0110 21047) at the Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference.

    The event will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on 24 September 2015.

    Find out more and register

  • RDS Public Involvement Forum

    30 September 2015


    Following the success of previous years, our Research Design Service (RDS), in collaboration with the CLAHRC East of England would like to invite all organisations in the region involved in research that aims to influence health and social care.

    This event is especially aimed at Public Involvement representatives of organisations who involve patients and members of the public in their work. Such organisations or individuals may include the Public Involvement Leads from the clinical and topic specific networks, NHS Trust Research and Development Managers, Healthwatch, PPI in research groups and research active local charities.

    Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Find out more.

  • Diagnostic evidence workshop hosted by NIHR DEC Oxford

    01 October 2015


    The NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford is hosting a two-day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation.

    This course is aimed at all professionals working on diagnostic tests including people working in industry, academia, funding and regulation. During these two days, delegates will be provided with the latest information on what evidence is needed to obtain regulatory approval, how NICE evaluates new diagnostic technology and how to collect evidence to support adoption in routine clinical practice.

    The course combines talks with hands-on activities. To stimulate interactive discussions and maximise the learning experience, the number of places for this course are limited to 25 spaces.

    Booking information


  • RDS - Public Involvement Workshop

    06 October 2015


    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a number of workshops for those who are actively working on a research bid and want to enhance public involvement.

    They will give researchers an opportunity to consider Public Involvement during bid development and beyond, helping researchers capture this within their applications. The session will include a combination of teaching, information giving and group discussion. Each session will last three hours and will have a maximum of 10 people.

    Find out more.

  • NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC national meeting

    09 November 2015


    Innovation to market

    The NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative is holding an exciting one-day, interactive event that will identify the challenges and rewards of taking a great innovative idea all the way from concept to commercial product. This event is open to clinicians, patients, academics, scientists and industry partners looking to work together to advance patient care by accelerating new science and technologies into patient benefit.

    The meeting will bring together the current key players in the HTC's national network - including experts in the HTC's three key research themes of nanotechnology, biosensing and engineering -  and introduce and welcome potential new collaborators. The day will include talks by celebrated keynote speakers who will share their personal experience of the innovation pathway. There will also be networking sessions, an industry expo, poster presentations and more.

    Find out more and register