Making Sense of Evidence 2014 Workshops
for PenCLAHRC's 2014 Making Sense of Evidence workshops: A introductory workshop on the practical use of evidence in practice, this course is aimed at healthcare professionals based within the South West region who wish to gain knowledge of finding and appraising evidence in everyday practice where time is short. Previous attendees have said:
"Really good, enjoyable day! I have learnt a great deal."
"A valuable development study day with ideas to put into practice in the workplace. Inspirational. Thank you.
These workshops will take place on 19th September 2014 and the 6th and 7th November 2014. More information is available on the PenCLAHRC training pages
or click here
to book via the online store.
Patient and Public Involvement
and Andy Gibson
from our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team were invited to speak at a recent NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London (NWL)
summer collaborative learning event. They spoke on their conceptual framework for evaluating and planning patient and public Involvement in research (see Health 2012; 16:531-47
). They gave two presentations attended by around 70 people. The presentations were positively received with many of the attendees expressing an interest in Jo and Andy running these workshops for their PPI groups.
CLAHRC Partnership Programme Newsletter - Public Health
The CLAHRC Partnership Programme works with all 13 CLAHRCs to promote their research and outputs. Its most recent newsletter focused on the area of Public Health and featured a number of stories about PenCLAHRC projects. Work on Falls
, appointment scheduling
, hypertension monitoring
, and mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT)
were all featured. You can read more here
Knowledge mobilisation blog
Learning, Knowing, Doing: Adventures in Knowledge Mobilisation,
is a blog written by Prof Rob Anderson
, Rebecca Hardwick
, Dr Iain Lang
and Dr Mark Pearson
. There are a number of engaging posts discussing different aspects of transferring knowledge to practice such as The why and how of mobilisation: on researching KM processes.
The blog will be of interest to anyone involved in health care services research, policy or practice. Read more here
7th PenCHORD Seminar
The 7th PenCHORD Seminar, Showcase and Workshop event (17/09/14) is themed around “Live Simulation”. We are delighted to announce that Andrew Fordyce (Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Clinical Systems Engineer and Deputy Director of the Horizon Institute, Torbay Hospital) will be giving a talk about the Live Simulation work that he headed in 2011, which led to significant improvements to the clinical pathway for fractured neck of femur patients. As always, attendance at this event is free-of-charge
, and we offer a complementary lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Book via this link
, and please direct queries to PenCHORD@exeter.ac.uk.
NIHR New Media Competition
If you are a researcher, a patient or a member of the public involved in NIHR funded research you can enter the NIHR new media competition. Find out more here.
NIHR Photo Competition 2014
Results of the NIHR Photo Competition have been announced. The theme was ‘People and research’ there were 8 winning entries. Find out more here