• Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Information Events

    01 October 2014

    Four events will be held across England between 1 October 2014 and 22 January 2015.

    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.

  • NIHR MindTech HTC mental health technology symposium 2014

    24 November 2014

    The Royal College of Physicians, London

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

    The NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) mental health technology symposium 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!

  • NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC Unmet Clinical Needs Workshops

    28 November 2014


    The NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC), in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd. (KTN) is hosting two workshops focusing on innovative nano and biosensing technologies designed to address specific unmet clinical needs.

    28 November

    Biosensing – Detecting Future Trends
    This meeting will focus on ultrasound and imaging, labelling, immunosensor techniques and point of care diagnostics strategies.

    Find out more and register.  

    4 December

    Opportunities for Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs in Colorectal, Breast, Urological and Brain Cancer  - New Clinician/Industry Collaboration.
    This meeting will focus on cancer targets, nanoparticle probes, and multiple aspects of imaging.

    Find out more and register

    At both meetings there will be clinical, academic and commercial input in the morning, and an afternoon session dedicated to workshops aimed at producing research consortia who want to work together to drive an innovative solution to a medical problem.

    If you have any questions about either of these events please contact


  • Better Care for People with Bipolar Disorder – booklet launch and research dissemination

    04 December 2014

    Nottingham Forest City Ground, Robin Hood Suite

    Hosted by: The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (CLAHRC EM)

    This free event sees the launch of a ground-breaking new booklet which could help up to 1 million people with Bipolar Disorder. The guide has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder; helping them retain control and protect their welfare, property and finances during periods when they may experience a loss of capacity.

    The guide is just one workstream of a £2 million NIHR-funded programme called PARADES, led by the University of Lancaster’s Spectrum Centre in collaboration with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the Universities of Nottingham and Manchester.  PARADES stands for: Psychoeducation Anxiety Relapse Advance Directives Evaluation and Suicidality. The event will review the results from the research programme and give participants chance to shape future implementation of the recommendations and new NICE guidelines on Bipolar Disorder across the East Midlands.

    Why come to the event?

    • We’ll communicate the results from the PARADES Research Programme.
    • We’ll showcase new approaches to care for people with Bipolar Disorder.
    • We’ll highlight significant changes to the new NICE guideline on Bipolar Disorder.
    • You’ll get chance contribute ideas for the implementation of these changes into practice.
    • They’ll be an interesting choice of workshops for you to attend.
    • You’ll receive a free copy of the guide.

    To register for the event click here: