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: new Patient and Public Involvement: Resource for Researchers; Postdoctoral fellows posts at King's Improvement Science; Evaluation Course for staff in NHS, CCGs and Local Authority (from CLAHRC North Thames Academy); and the latest funding opportunities from the NIHR and Department of Health
  • Events: EPaCCS: Improving Patient Care at End of Life – national conference in March 


‘Patient and Public Involvement: Resource for Researchers’ new from Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK have lanuched this resource as part of an on-going project to increase the support they provide for researchers to effectively involve the perspective of patients and carers in research. While developed for Parkinson's research, the content has been designed so that it is applicable to all areas of research.

Please click here for more information and to access the resource 

Five postdoctoral fellows posts available at King's Improvement Science


Closing date for applications: 11 February 2016

King’s Improvement Science, part of the NIHR CLAHRC South London, is recruiting three postdoctoral research fellows and two senior postdoctoral fellows. All five posts are three-year fellowships supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the Maudsley Charity.
The successful candidates will work on an improvement/implementation science project which can be a proposal of their own or choose from suggested projects. 

For more information, please click here

CLAHRC North Thames Academy Evaluation Course

An online version running from 25 April to 22 May 2016

This course is aimed at staff from NHS trusts, Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups who are tasked with evaluating the performance of local programmes and services. No previous knowledge is required. 

Teaching will be delivered entirely online and will cover different types of evaluation; how to select suitable methods and approaches; and ways of sharing evaluation findings.

Please click here for more information 

‘Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded’ 

A free online course starting 15 February 2016 for 5 weeks

Have you ever wondered why some drugs are made available to patients via healthcare services such as the NHS, while others are not?

In this free online course from FutureLearn, you'll look at how healthcare organisations make decisions about whether we should have access to certain treatments, focussing on a key part of the information used to make these decisions – Health Technology Assessment (HTA). 

The educators for this course are experts based in the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. 

For more information, please click here

Latest funding opportunities from the NIHR and Department of Health 

The Department of Health funded Policy Research Programme (PRP) is inviting applications policy evaluation funding, for 1: Supporting a culture of openness in the NHS and 2: Creating dementia friendly communities.

Deadline for applications 1 March 2016 - please click here for more information on the PRP call.

The NIHR has released a Funding Calls special edition newsletter, outlining their latest opportunities including Applied Health Research on Dementia.

Please click here for access to the NIHR newsletter


EPaCCS: Improving Patient Care at End of Life – national conference


17 March 2016

The North West Clinical Network, the National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, Professor Bee Wee, and NHS England would like to invite you to a conference to explore the practicalities and challenges of using Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems (EPaCCS) to improve patient care at the end of life.
It is aimed at all within the End of Life Care community and will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and progressing the EPaCCS implementation agenda.

Please click here for more information 

Contact Us:

CLAHRC EoE Office Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH
Phone: 01223 746073