Training and networking opportunities

Research training opportunities are shared via the Trust’s nurse, midwife and allied health professionals (NMAHP) email distribution list and twitter account @CUH_NMAresearch

You can also find out about research training opportunities on the Clinical Nursing Research Group’s website and twitter account @CNRGCAM.

Trust employees who would like to be added to the NMAHP research email distribution list, or those with an interest in research can contact christideatonpa@medschl.cam.ac.uk or alex.malyon@addenbrookes.nhs.uk for more information.

Clinical Nursing Research Group (CNRG)

The CNRG runs regular research workshops, training and support, and an annual NMAHP research conference.

Previous workshops and training have included:

  • Drop-in research surgeries
  • Turning a clinical problem into a research question
  • Introduction to systematic reviews
  • Conducting a successful poster presentation

Cambridge Medical Library

The Medical Library supports the University of Cambridge and CUH, and offers various types of training and resources, tailored to suit NMAHP research needs. Examples include:

  • Databases for literature searching
  • “Teach Yourself” guides
  • Group training
  • Critical appraisal resources
  • Writing for publication

National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN)

The NIHR CRN provides a range of research training including:

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Principal Investigator Masterclass Training
  • Advanced Research in Practice
  • Advanced Leadership Programme
  • Building Research Partnerships
  • Cancer Researchers Introductory Course
  • Essentials of Clinical Research

NIHR Research Design Service (RDS)

The RDS aims to work with health and social care professionals and service users who want to obtain funding for research to improve health and social care.

They offer advice to researchers about research design and applying for funding, and run various workshops, for example developing a grant application, and patient and public involvement.

Research Skills for Clinicians

The Research Skills for Clinicians course is run annually by the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre in partnership with the Clinical School and Health Education East of England.

There are places open for nurses, midwives and AHPs. For more information contact: christideatonpa@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

Papworth Hospital Research Skills Course

The Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust regularly delivers a two-day research skills course, at a reduced price for all NHS employees within the CRN Eastern region. This course will be advertised on the Trust's research and development's news and events web page.

Council for Allied Health Care Professionals Research (CAHPR)

CAHPR has an East Anglia Research Hub and offers training and networking opportunities.

Email the hub lead - which can be found on their website - to ask to join the network and request more information.

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