Research 4 Gloucestershire - Developing & Maintaining Partnerships
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with the University of Gloucestershire are holding our 6th joint research event in June. It is hoped that this event will help continue with the success of the previous event in forging working collaborations between the NHS organisations in Gloucestershire within the area of research.
Residential Grant Writing Retreat - Dillington House, near Illminster, Somerset
The Research Design Service (RDS) South West and South Central are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to researchers in health and social care across their regions. The Residential Grant Writing Retreat provides an opportunity for research teams to make rapid progress over a relatively short period of time toward high quality research proposals suitable for submission to national peer reviewed funding streams. Participating away from the distractions of their workplace, expert help and support from RDS adviser staff and the experience of working as part of a professional research team.
The retreat is open to health, public health and social care practitioners and academic partners working within the areas cover by RDS SW and RDS SC.
Applications to attend the retreat should be submitted on the standard form available via the South West RDS Website by a team of three people with varied backgrounds, which may include a service user. Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to the most promising team proposals.
Your team could win a place on the retreat, which will be held at Dillington House, near Illminster in Somerset from Monday 4 September to Friday 8 September 2017 inclusive.
At the retreat you will be supported by a range of RDS advisers while edveloping your research proposal. Away from the workplace, you will work intensively on your proposal, while learning how to maximise its chances of successfully securing a grant. You will learn how to develop your idea into a viable and first class research proposal and experience research project planning at a professional level.
In addition, the Retreat will help you develop the key skills needed to conduct research in a clinical setting as well as nurturing presentation skills and giving you the confidence to tackle research problems, By the time you return from the retreat you and your colleagues will have made substantial progress in developing yout research proposal, With continued support from the Retreats adviser team and from the RDS more generally, you will be able to complete the process to achieve the standard necessary for an effective submission to national peer reviewed funding streams.
Mental Health: Moving Forwards - The Five Year Plan (March 10, 2016), Manchester Conference Centre
The third annual Mental Health event was held in Manchester where those leading the five year strategy offered practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care. Attendees should gaina greater understanding of the forward direction, the likely impact on both services and service usersm and the actions that can deliver real change.
A new era for mental health care is on the horizon ... Mental Health: Moving Forwards - The Five Year Plan will explore how the new national strategy for mental health services can drive action so that people across all ages can get the right help at the right time.
Some of the topics covered included:
- The five year plan for mental health services
- Prevention and early intervention
- NHS FYFV Vanguard: Southern and Health NHS FT
- New models of care: Prevention and early intervention
- Transforming Care: A whole person approach
- Co-production: What needs to be better
- The changing face of mental health
If you would like to know more about this event, please click here