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R&D training and skills programme

The programme is funded by Health Education England (Yorkshire & Humber) and is available to all eligible NHS staff free of charge.  To book a place staff must ensure they have appropriate study leave from their organisation prior to booking, for more information please see the booking form.   

Delivery dates for both the Critical Appraisal Skills Half Day Workshop and the Statistical Principles & Analysis of Data Two Day Workshop have been confirmed.  Details of dates, times and venues with booking forms for both courses can be found in the relevant headings below.  

We are working towards offering the full course programme and further dates will be added soon, so please keep checking!

Research in Health 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 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. 

Qualitative Research Methods - One Day Workshop

A one day training course designed to introduce participants to the basic principles of qualitative research methods used in health and social care settings.  It will also help participants assess their own strengths and weaknesses. With an emphasis on group work and guided learning, participants will have the opportunity to focus upon the planning, conduct and analysis of in-depth interviews. 

Applied Statistics and Principles - One Day Workshop

This one day workshop gives participants an in-depth view of statistics and analysis of data that are most commonly used within research practices and other areas of health care; focusing primarily on key elements of quantitative data analysis.  Participants are also expected to be familiar with some research and statistical terminology. The workshop provides a framework for choosing the appropriate statistical test and outlines the principles behind formulating and testing statistical hypotheses. 

Statistical Principles and Analysis of Data - Two Day Workshop

This two day workshop 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 quantitative data analysis.  This workshop is aimed at those currently doing research, intending to do research or those with research interests.  Our next  two day workshop will take place on Tuesday 4th November 2019 & Thursday 7th November 2019.  Click here to view the booking form & information flyer.   

Critical Appraisal Skills - Half Day Workshop

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.  Our next half day workshop takes place on Tuesday 12th November 2019Click here to view our booking form & information flyer.  

Developing Research Proposals for Funding - One 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 project.

Current Course Fees

Current course fees for attendees (non-subscribing agencies)

Research In Social Health Care Course:

Full course (16 sessions over 8 days) = £2,000 + VAT

Single and half day as below:

Half Day = £150 + VAT

Full Day = £250 + VAT

Two Day = £500 + VAT