The University of Plymouth Clinical Schools 4th annual conference was held at the Horizon centre, Torbay Hosptial on 16 May 2018. At the event, the Torbay Clinical School was launched to support clinical researchers and promote research and quality improvement. The conference celebrated research and development in practice through presentations, posters and discussion.
The Multi-disciplinary Team from the Coastal Locality gave an inspiring presentation on their journey so far and the crucial role the researchers in residence have played in generating the evidence to show that the integrated model is improving care. There were other presentations from Trust staff sharing their research experience and how this is improving the care of people who use our services. At the end of the day, delegates said they had been inspired by the passion and commitment of those engaged in research with many stating that they were now interested in doing their own research studies.
Professor Mary Hickson and Dr Susie Pearce have a joint role with the Trust and University of Plymouth as Directors of the Clinical School.
“Thank-you to everyone who came and created a great event celebrating research in practice. The quality work was excellent, and we are both looking forward to holding more exciting events in the future. We will also be developing some new opportunities to support staff at the Trust to develop innovative, compassionate and research-based care in the coming years.”