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R&D training and skills programme

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 the Humber who continue to fund our programme each year.

The R&D training & skills programme is offered without charge to all NHS staff and those from partner agencies working in health and social care within the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber region. We also welcome staff from outside our boundary on all of our courses. (Please see below for current course fees)

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

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.  The next course will take place from October to December 2019.  Booking information will be available from July 2019.

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. The next course will take place Tuesday 5th February 2019 at Dewsbury District Hospital.  For further information or to book a place please click on the following link:  Flyer/Booking Form Feb 2019

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. The next workshop will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2019 in Discussion Room 1, Learning Centre, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. For further information or to book a place please click on the following link: Flyer/Booking Form March 2019.

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.  Details of the next workshop will be available shortly. 

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.  The next course will take place July 2019. Booking information will be available in the new year. 

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.  The next workshop will take place Monday 29th April 2019.  Booking information will be available in the new year. 


Course Fees (non-subscribing agencies external to Health Education Yorkshire and Humber)

Research in Health Care

Full course: 8 days/16 sessions = £2,000 + VAT

Or single days/half days offered depending on request/pre-requisites as below:

Half Day Workshops = £150 + VAT 

Full Day Workshops = £250 + VAT 

Two Day Workshops = £500 + VAT


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