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The University of Southampton
Southern Central CAHPR Hub

Navigating the System Event

16:00 - 18:00
26 June 2013
Building 45 Room 0013 University of Southampton Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Event details

Southern Central AHPRN follow-on Workshop

Navigating the System Workshop









Are you:

  • 1) a clinician thinking about undertaking some research (either as part of a higher degree, or to evaluate clinical practice)
  • 2) a manager, struggling to support research in your service?

If so, this FREE event is for you!  The next meeting of the Southern Central Hub of the AHP Research Network is taking place at the University of Southampton on Wed 26th June 2013 From 4-6 pm. 

Based on the popular format of our earlier meetings, there will be 2 short talks about the benefits and  challenges of doing research in the current climate, from Dr Sarah Williams (Research Manager in Solent NHS Foundation Trust) and Dr Greta Westwood (Head of Nursing, Midwifery and AHP research at Portsmouth, and Clinical Academic Career co-ordinator).

After these short talks, there will be time to meet the hub facilitator team to chat about your ideas, or the challenges you face supporting research in your service, to help you take the next steps.

If you want to a) get started in clinical research, b) pursue further study, or c) know how to support your staff with research, do come along and let us help..

Please let Margaret Bush know if you intend to come, so that we can cater appropriately (tea and cakes). We look forward to seeing you there.

SC AHPRN workshop

Speaker information

Greta Westwood,I have a joint post with the University of Southampton and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT). In PHT I am responsible for developing research initiated and led by nurses, midwives and AHPs. This compliments my university role as Clinical Academic Co-coordinator. I have a PhD in nursing and a clinical background in Clinical Genetics. I qualified as a nurse in 1983 and a midwife in 1987. I completed an MSc in Health Psychology in 1996. Following my move in 1987 to the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, I held a joint Clinical Academic post with the University of Southampton whilst completing my PhD. In 2008 I moved to research management, initially as the Lead Research Management and Governance Manager for the NIHR Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and later as the Senior Manager. I am a 2012 Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar. My current research interest is the development of nurse led care and in particular the impact of the alcohol specialist nurse service on hospital admissions and alcohol consumption for alcohol dependent patients. I will discuss the innovative schemes available to support health professionals to pursue their research ideas, generate new knowledge and mobilise this knowledge to improve patient care.

Sarah Williams,Solent NHS Trust,Head of Research & Clinical Audit - Solent NHS Trust have recently integrated their support for and management of research, service evaluation and clinical audit activity into one team. This innovative approach is designed to support evidence informed practice in way that makes more sense to those in clinical services, in front line practice. It is also aimed at supporting training and skills development in all of these areas for staff and at ensuring that patients can be involved. Sarah will talk about the ways in which Solent is hoping to support evidence informed practice, and how staff, students and those who work with us can get involved in research, service evaluation and clinical audit. She will talk about the areas in which Solent works and the partnerships that we have to enable allied health professionals to either build up research type skills, get involved in projects or even lead work themselves.

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