Date: 14 July 2017
Doctors starting out on their careers were urged to consider a role in NHS research trials at an event in Oxford.
Fellows supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (CRN) held the event for about 40 people on 13 July.
The all-day programme was to introduce trainees to the vital role research can play in improving care for NHS patients and provide opportunities to get involved.
Topics covered by speakers included study design, statistics, writing and appraising research papers, funding, patient and public involvement and the fellowship programme.
NIHR Fellowships are research funding awards to support outstanding individuals to become the health research leaders of the future.
They provide funding to enable trainees to take time to develop their understanding of research.
The event was organised by current NIHR Fellows Felicia Adjei, Kate Harvey and Rachel Mercer.
The CRN is part of the NHS and provides staffing and other support to get research trials up and running in the NHS.
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