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R&D training and skills programme

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The R&D Department has been offering training for many years to NHS staff. Due to its popularity and demand the training has developed even further to cover a number of areas to reflect changes within NHS research and development. This has been acknowledged by Health Education Yorkshire and Humber (LETb) who continue to fund our programme each year.

The R&D training & skills programme is offered free of charge to all NHS staff and those from partner agencies working in health and social care within the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber region.  We also welcome staff from outside our boundary on all our course. (Please see below for current course fees)

Detailed below are the range of courses we offer, from a 16-week course to half-day workshops:

Research in Health and Social Care - A Practical Introduction

If you want to become better able to:

  • access, evaluate, and apply research evidence to practice
  • develop or participate in local research projects
  • understand the place of research and evidence in modern health and social care.

...then this course is for you!

Now well established, it has been specifically developed to enable front-line clinical staff to access and evaluate research evidence, and to carry out research and evaluation to meet local needs.  The next course will start on 2nd October until 12th December 2014 at St Luke's Hospital, Bradford. For further information or to book a place please click on the following links: Programme; Enrolment Form

Developing Research Proposals for Funding - 1 Day  workshop 

This offers an ambitious introduction to the research process and its attendant regulation, along with suggestions of sources of funding.  It also attempts to be a good mixture of didactic input followed by practical exercises that allow students to work through some of the issues involved in designing a basic research projects.  The next course will take place in Spring 2015.

Critical Appraisal Skills - half day workshops

This introduction to the techniques essential to use existing published research covers issues of methodology and statistics in determining the quality and applicability of published research.  As these skills form the basis for implementing evidence based healthcare. The next course will take place on Monday 29th September 2014 at Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield. For further information and to book a place please view the following link: Flyer and booking form 

Data Analysis for Researchers - Two Day workshop

This two day course on Data Analysis is designed to give participants an overview of basic statistics and analysis of data that is most commonly used within research practices and other areas of health care. It will focus on key elements of qualitative and quantitative data analysis.  This course is aimed at those currently doing research, intending to do research or those with research interests. The next course will take place in  Spring 2015

Course Fees (external to Health Education Yorkshire and Humber)

Research in Health and Social Care full course (8 days/16 sessions)  - £1,000 Or single days offered depending on request/pre-requisites:  (one day/ 2 sessions) - £200

Data Analysis two day course -  £395

Developing Research Proposals for Funding full day workshop - £200

Half day Critical Appraisal Workshop - £125

External Events

The Research and Design Service (RDS) are holding a free fellowship event for AHP’s on 18th September in Sheffield and would like to invite you along. Please click on the following link for further details, including how you can book your place. Event Flyer

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