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: the latest update on the HRA approval process; our most recent blog from Sue Jones, Dementia PhD student; and the NIHR CCF Newsletter 
  • Events: Mental Health Moving Forward conference; NIHR RDS EoE funding application workshop; and NIHR RDS writing retreat
  • Don't Forget: Only 6 days to register for our Fellows Showcase, and opportunity to become a psychiatric trainee mentor 


Health Research Authority (HRA) Approval Process changes – Cohort 3 going live 30 November

The latest update from the HRA’s Approval process is that the next phase being rolled out is Cohort 3 for non-interventional research led from England which is happening across NHS sectors (.ie studies excluding clinical trials, clinical investigations).
This will be going live from 30 November. 

For more information on this update and guidance for applying to HRA, please see here

Deciding on a doctorate looking at the psycho-social needs of carers - a blog

Sue Jones is a PhD student in the NIHR research capacity in dementia care pilot programme (RCDCP). In her blog, she tells us about making the decision to start a Doctorate in CLAHRC and how her role as an Admiral Nurse in Dementia afforded her the chance to find out what research was needed from the perspective of the carers she supported.

To read Sue's engaging blog, see here 

See the NIHR CCF's latest news and opportunites

The latest NIHR Central Commissioning Facility Newsletter is now available; a double edition outlining their latest funding opportunities and news. It includes:
  • NIHR Obesity Themed Call
  • Professor Dame Sally C. Davies repsonse to ‘Going the extra mile'
You can find a link to the newsletter here 


Applying for Research funds from the NIHR:     2-day workshop 

8 and 16 March 2016
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) for the East of England are running these two full-day interactive workshops, looking at the most important aspects of putting together an application for research funding.  Persons most likely to benefit are those new to writing bids to the NIHR, and with limited or no experience of writing bids for other funders.

For more information, please see here 

Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan 

10 March 2016
Manchester Conference Centre

Open Forum Events Ltd invite you to their third annual Mental Health event where those leading the five year strategy will offer practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the forward direction, the likely impact on both services and service users, and the actions that can deliver real change.

Please see here for more information 

NIHR RDS Grant Writing Retreat

13 to 17 June 2016
Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

  • Do you have a great idea for research in health or social care?
  • Would your team benefit from protected time and expert support to develop your idea into a competitive funding application?

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is providing an exceptional opportunity for researchers in health and social care to develop their research proposals in a supportive environment.

Applications are invited from teams of two or three people, at least one of whom should be a health or social care professional working in England.

For more information, please see here 

register your interest by 18 December 2015

Don't Forget

CLAHRC EoE Fellows Showcase Day 

Only 6 days left to register you free place!

3 December 2015
The Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne 

We are inviting all health and social care professionals, researchers, commissioners and service managers to our annual Fellows Showcase Event. An informative and enjoyable event, you will hear from both current and former fellows about their fellowship research projects and experiences. 

If you are considering applying for a CLAHRC Fellowship in the future, this is a great way to find out more and network with key people involved in the programme.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mentoring Opportunity in our Clinical Academic Psychiatry Training scheme

Are you an academic looking to develop your mentoring skills?

We are looking for senior academics to mentor an ‘academic apprentice’ for a period of either 3 to 6 months, as part of our CLAHRC EoE Clinical Academic Psychiatry Training apprenticeship scheme 2016.

Aiming to build future research capacity in mental health, the scheme will introduce clinical research methodologies to junior doctors training to be psychiatrists. Apprenticeship content is decided by the mentor and could include Clinical research methodology and / or Clinical teaching.

Read here for more information about the scheme and how to submit your interest

Expressions of interest submission deadline: Friday 27 November 2015

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