• NIHR PenCLAHRC 'Making Sense of Evidence' workshops

    19 September 2014

    Taunton and Exeter

    Do you want to use quality evidence for your patients but struggle to find the time?

    These workshops will help you to learn about using Clinical Decision Making principles and skills. You will have an opportunity to hone these skills so that they can then inform clinical work and save you time.

    We recognise that everyone has different starting points so we tailor the programme accordingly and offer a progression of workshops.

    The workshops are modelled on those run at the Centre for Evidence Based Practice in Oxford and are subsidised by PenCLAHRC. 

    Find out more.

    2014 Workshops 

    • Friday 19th September, Taunton: Making Sense of Evidence: Using Research to Inform Clinical Decision Making (click here to book)
    • Thursday 6th and Friday 7th November, Exeter: Making Sense of Evidence: Using Research to Inform Clinical Decision Making followed Making Sense of Evidence: Understanding Diagnostic Studies (click here to book)
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Information Events

    01 October 2014

    Three events will be held across England between 1 October and 4 November 2014.

    These events will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of our Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream. Professor Paul Little, Director of the PGfAR programme will be joined by staff from our Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR funding panel Chair to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    Registration to this event is free and refreshments will be provided. Further information.

  • Wonder-drug Roadshow at the Manchester Science Festival

    28 October 2014


    The NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) will be delivering a series of "Wonder drug roadshows" at the Manchester Science Festival.

    We hear about wonder-drugs in the media and we all want better medicines, but are our expectations realistic? No medicine is perfect, but what can we do to make them better?

    The roadshow will tell you what the PSTRC have found so far. It has something for everyone, with fun activities for kids and news about our latest research for adults. Find out what you can do to get the best from your medicines. Why not pop in and try our wonder-drug?

    Sessions are taking place at the following locations:

    28 October 10.30-16.00 Museum of Science and Industry
    29 October 11.00-15.00 Wythenshawe Forum
    30 October 11.00-15.00 Pendleton Gateway - Salford

  • Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure collaboration workshop

    04 November 2014

    BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK

    The National Cancer Research Institute will hold its 10th annual Cancer Conference between 2-5 November, 2014.

    The NCRI Cancer Conference provides a forum for researchers from different disciplines to exchange knowledge and ideas, and showcases the best in basic science, clinical trials, qualitative research and dataset analysis.

    The conference will cover the following six themes:

    • Diagnosis and therapy
    • Epidemiology and prevention
    • Health services research
    • Information, patients and the public
    • Survivorship and end of life care
    • The cancer cell and model systems

    Of particular interest is the workshop being hosted by the Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure collaboration (Tuesday 4 November,8.00am to 8.45am).

    This workshop:

    • will describe the processes and structures established to oversee the project
    • will update on progress including an initial mapping exercise
    • invites all interested bodies, institutions and individuals to engage with this initiative, with a view to forming communities of practice as basis for interdisciplinary work.

    Register here - registration closes 26 September.

  • Launch of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

    11 November 2014

    Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool

    The launch will take place on 11 November in the Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool. This free event will involve talks from 13.30–17.00 followed by a drinks reception till 18.00. Those wishing to attend must register by 30 October 2014.

  • NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative 2014 Mental Health Technology symposium

    24 November 2014

    The Royal College of Physicians, London

    Mind The Gap – How can evidence keep pace with new technologies in mental healthcare?

    MindTech 2014 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare. 

    Online booking for this event is now open, early bird savings apply until 30 September 2014:

  • INVOLVE 2014 Conference

    26 November 2014

    National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

    INVOLVE 2014: Changing landscapes 

    26 and 27 November 2014 at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

    Online booking is now open for our two day conference

    There will be time for people with an interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research to listen, reflect, debate and network.

    We look forward to seeing you there. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible

  • Save the date! NIHR CLAHRC West Launch

    26 November 2014

    M Shed, Bristol Museums

    Further details to follow.

    Watch this space!