What's New on Our Website 

'What’s New on Our Website’ is a regular email to inform you of the latest news and events that have been posted on our website.This week's edition includes:
  • News: latest news and resources from the Health Research Authority (HRA); a Senior Manager secondment opportunity with the NIHR Infrastructure for Training; and apply now for a 2017 Travelling Fellowship 
  • Events: introductory training for researchers on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research; open evening for an MSc in Implementation and Improvement Science; and an NIHR Funding Bid Development Workshop
  • Don't Forget: to book onto one of our CLAHRC EoE Capacity Building workshop in Hertfordshire or Norfolk


Health Research Authority (HRA) Approval - update and online resources 

HRA Approval has been fully implemented and is now the route for applying for approvals for all project-based research in the NHS led from England. The NIHR CSP system is now closed to new applications.

To support researchers in navigating the new HRA approval process, a number of helpful online resources are provided on their website (including webinars, presentations and leaflets).

Please see here for more information and access to the resources 

NIHR Infrastructure Training Secondment Opportunity

On offer from the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC) is a 5 month secondment for a Senior Programme Manager. Working directly with the Workforce Senior Manager, the role has responsibility for the portfolio of research training undertaken within the NIHR infrastructure. It provides a development opportunity in engagement and communications.

For more information and how to apply, please see here

Application deadline: Friday 13 May 2016 

Apply now for a Travelling Fellowship in 2017

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust are funding fellowships to investigate ground-breaking practice in other countries. Fellows would then return with innovative ideas that would benefit people in the UK. People with strong projects and a passion to make a difference to others are encouraged to apply.  

Fellowship categories include Nursing & Allied Health Professions, and Community Based Approaches in Mental Health.

Please see here for more information and how to apply 


An Introduction to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research: for Researchers 

Wednesday 22 June 2016 

Addenbrooke’s Campus, Cambridge

This free workshop is open to all research staff conducting research with patients in the NHS. It will be particularly useful for researchers new to PPI and who are actively involving lay members in their research for the first time. Presentations, case studies from PPI members and researchers, and interactive sessions will provide:

  • an introduction to PPI in research 
  • guidance on how it can be conducted
  • advice on incorporating PPI into grant funding
Please see our website for more information and how to book your place

This workshop is provided by CUHP, CLAHRC EoE, and NIHR RDS East of England.

MSc in Implementation and Improvement Science – open evening


Wednesday 1 June, 6 to 8pm

King’s College London

Health professionals, patients or service users interested in improving health services and health outcomes for patients are invited to this open evening. Attendees will find out about the MSc, hear how it could benefit their career, and be able to meet staff and students. 

For more information and how to book your place, please see here 

The MSc is awarded by King’s College London, created jointly by researchers at King’s and St George’s, University of London who are part of the NIHR CLAHRC South London.

NIHR Funding: Bid Development One-Day Workshop


5 July 2016

Takeley, Essex

This NIHR Research Design Service East of England workshop will provide guidance to clinicians and researchers who are developing NIHR funding applications. Both generic and project specific advice will be available and it will be of particular use to those new to the NIHR funding application process.

Please see here for more information and how to book your place 

Don't Forget

CLAHRC EoE Capacity Building Workshops: Hertfordshire and Norfolk


14 June 2016 - Hatfield, Hertfordshire 

23 June 2016 - Norwich, Norfolk 

We are holding our Capacity Building workshop in two locations this year to enable participation across the region. It is aimed at Health and Social Care practitioners who want to develop their research career. Speakers will include CLAHRC EoE fellows, and colleagues who have been awarded funding for doctoral studies. You will find out about opportunities for funding, fellowships and training from within CLAHRC and the NIHR.

For more information and to book your place, please click on these links:

Places are limited so please book early!  

Contact Us:

CLAHRC EoE Office Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH
Phone: 01223 746073   
NIHR CLAHRC EoE is hosted by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).