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Research Education Advice and Communication in Health (REACH)


REACH provides a forum for ERE and MSA staff to share and discuss common research interests, address training needs and provide a supportive environment for members to discuss issues arising from their work.

REACH is an educational and supportive group with more than 55 ERE and MSA staff. The group provides an effective vehicle for networking and communicating within and outside of the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education (PPM).

Established in 2007, REACH is hosted by PPM.

As well as monthly lunchtime meetings REACH hold annual training retreats. The retreats enable in depth discussion of key concerns, planning for the coming year’s activities and permit extended training in transferable skills (not already available through the University).

In previous years the UoS Early Careers Training Coordinator ran a workshop on career progression, a meditation instructor discussed key strategies for managing common work stresses and an Alexander technique practitioner discussed general well-being and its importance for healthy work place practice. The REACH retreat in 2013 focussed on 'team building' and was a resounding success having received positive feedback from the group.

Feedback from previous retreats has been incredibly positive and, since Roberts first funded REACH (previously called YiCs (Young in Careers)), the group has grown in number and continues to be highly valued by all members as members decide the precise topics covered at seminars and retreats.

If you are interested in joining the REACH group, please do get in touch via our Contact page.

REACH Sub-group

Trial Management Forum (TMF)

The TMF meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Aldermoor Health Centre to discuss issues specifically related to the day-to-day running of clinical trials.  It also provides a support network and an email group for problems and advice between meetings.  As a trial manager, coordinator or administrator, you will be added to the contact list.

For general enquiries about the Trial Management Forum, please contact Susan Broomfield .

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