• NIHR CLAHRC South London's two-day Implementation Science Masterclass 2015

    01 June 2015

    King's College London's Waterloo campus.

    Organised by the NIHR CLAHRC South London and led by experts in the field of implementation science from all over the world, this two-day Masterclass is suitable for healthcare professionals, NHS managers, researchers, and service users and patients who have some formal training in research methods. It comprises a combination of lectures and group work, with a focus on participants' own improvement projects.

    Find out more and register.


  • NIHR D4D Healthcare Technology Co-operative to host My Dignity Means: A Patient-led Event

    02 June 2015

    Millennium Galleries in Sheffield

    On Tuesday 2 June 2015 the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield will be host to the ‘My Dignity Means: A Patient-led Event’ on behalf of NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (NIHR D4D HTC).  Places are still available for the event which will bring together patients, carers, healthcare professionals, academics, designers, industry partners and funders, to catalyse conversations between technology users and technology developers.

    If you can't make it to the event you can still participate! You can send your questions or comments on independence and dignity before or during the day via Twitter using #MyDignityMeans

    Find out more and register.

  • Find your voice - Demystifying research and public involvement in research

    02 June 2015


    Are you a patient, carer or member of the public who wants to find out more about key aspects of research and how you can get involved?

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a series of five workshops that will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to get involved. All workshops are from 10am-3pm and will take place in Cambridge on 18 May, 2 June, 16 June, 26 June and 13 July 2015.

    Find out more.

  • Introduction to NIHR funding: two-day workshops

    10 June 2015

    Cambridge and Colchester

    10 June 2015 and 17 June 2015.
    University of Essex, Colchester.

    In this set of two full-day interactive workshops from our Research Design Service (RDS) we look at the most important aspects of putting together an application for research funding. Our work over these two days is focused on our various funding streams with the aim helping participants develop the skills they need to put together a high quality research bid with a genuine chance of success in a highly competitive field. 

    These workshops are designed for novice bidders who have not applied to us for research funding before. There are 20 places per workshop, total cost £100 for the two days. Find out more.

  • National symposium to observe findings from NIHR Programme Grant-funded child and adolescent obesity study

    17 June 2015

    UCL Institute of Child Health

    An event examining the findings of the Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation (PROMISE) Programme and what they mean for UK actions on child and adolescent obesity will be held on Wednesday 17 June at UCL Institute of Child Health. Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and young people will present and share their views.

    The symposium will also examine the implications of PROMISE findings for public health and policy, for clinical practice and for the research community in response to the obesity epidemic.

    Book now

  • Workshop: Introduction to the NIHR & RDS Support

    25 June 2015

    University of Surrey, Guildford

    Who should attend?

    Researchers from Higher Education Institutions and NHS trusts wishing to discover more about NIHR funding and support that our Research Design Service (RDS) can provide. The session includes:

    • Overview of NIHR and the RDS
    • NIHR funding and Fellowship opportunities
    • Patient and public involvement
    • Open discussion, including Q & A
    • Networking and lunch
    • 1 to 1 sessions (optional)

    Find out more.

  • NIHR CLAHRC Director to speak at HSRN Symposium 2015

    01 July 2015


    Professor Rosalind Raine, Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames will be speaking at the annual Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium on 1-2 July 2015 in Nottingham. The Symposium will involve a multidisciplinary programme including research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes; it will provide an opportunity to hear and discuss cutting edge health services research. You are invited to come and listen, have your say, make your opinion count and network with the some of the leading health services researchers in the UK and internationally. Find out more.

    HSRN represents and connects everyone interested in health service innovation, evidence and improvement. It is the collective voice for health services research in policy and practice. It brings together those who produce and use evidence to improve services. Find out more about the HSRN.

  • NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands to jointly host Midwifery-led care and choice of place of birth event

    02 July 2015


    Facilitating change through sharing research and good practice

    The NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands, in partnership with NCT, is hosting a one-day conference for anyone involved in maternity care including; midwives, student midwives, maternity support workers, maternity service managers, obstetricians, commissioners and educationalists.

    The conference aims to:

    • share good practice in midwifery-led intrapartum care services
    • help maternity service mangers and practice leads consider how to action the recommendations and priorities for implementation set by NICE
    • showcase new research on home birth awareness and services
    • extend opportunities for development of birth centres, and other innovative, woman-centred models of care.

    Find out more

  • RDS Grant Applications Workshop

    09 July 2015

    Taunton, Somerset

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a free one-day Grant Applications Workshop for researchers who are developing proposals with the intention of applying for a grant. The workshop does not provide detailed training in research methodology, rather it more generally covers the full range of issues inherent in developing a successful grant application.

    Competition for research funding is fierce and the workshop aims to help participants understand how to improve their chances of success.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday 9 July 2015 at Taunton Racecourse, Taunton, Somerset. Find out more.