Clinical Research Awareness Week
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Plymouth University and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust are hosting a Clinical Research Awareness Week aimed at nurses and allied health professionals.

The event comprises four seminars covering topics such as the differences between research and audit, support available including the library resources, funding and approval processes. The week ends with an all-day research symposium which will showcase the wealth of NHS research being carried out by nurses and AHPs in the South West and include talks from key people involved in supporting research.

Bookings for each day can be made via the above link.

Monday 12 December (14:00 - 16:00) 

Clinical Research - project definitions

  • Welcome - Professor Greg Dix, Executive Director of Nursing, Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University and Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • Audit, service evaluation or research: what makes the difference? - Dr Chris Rollinson, Research Governance Manager and Katie Hooper, Deputy Audit, Assurance and Effectiveness Manager
  • Clinical research drop-In session: your idea, our support - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University; Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead, and Sharon Edwards, Lt Cdr Military Nursing

Tuesday 13 December (12:00 - 14:00) 

Clinical Research - from idea to action

  • Welcome and lunch - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University and Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • Developing your research protocol - Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • Library support for your review - Janice Parker-Elliot, Librarian
  • Clinical research drop-In session: your idea, our support - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University; Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead, and Sharon Edwards, Lt Cdr, Military Nursing

Wednesday 14 December (13:00 - 15:00) 

Clinical Research - funding your project

  • Welcome and lunch - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University and Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • Pathway of funding an academic career and Clinical School Alumni Grant - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University
  • NIHR funding for research in health and social care - Andy Barton, Research Design Service South West
  • Clinical Research Drop-In Session: discuss with team - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University; Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead, and Sharon Edwards, Lt Cdr, Military Nursing

Thursday 15 December (12:00 - 14:00)

Clinical Research - research support for success

  • Welcome and lunch - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University and Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • R&D is here to support - Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead
  • Update on HRA Ethics - Victoria Yates and Julie Brown, Senior Research Facilitators
  • Research governance - Dr Chris Rollinson, Research Governance Manager
  • Clinical research drop-In session: your proposal, ethical approval - Professor Jos Latour, Clinical School with Plymouth University; Dr Helen Neilens, Research Advisor/Innovation Lead, and Sharon Edwards, Lt Cdr, Military Nursing

Friday 16 December (08:30 - 16:30)

3rd Clinical Research Symposium

The 3rd Clinical Research Symposium of the Clinical Schools with Plymouth University is hosted by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the final programme can be viewed (pdf) here.


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