Monday 15 October 2018

Celebrating Allied Health Professionals Day

We've gathered a list of five ways that we support our valued Allied Health Professionals, here at the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

We are supporting AHPs to complete Masters qualifications

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Centre (BRC), Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University have worked together to joint fund and support Catherine Burn (Staff Nurse from Cherryburn ward at CAV) and Amy Goodman (Sister on Ward 15 at the Freeman) to undertake the MSc in Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing.

We are providing AHPs with knowledge on clinical research with older people

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is supporting five motivated Allied Health Professionals interested in the health of older people, to undertake a Newcastle University e-learning Masters level module: CHS8007 Clinical Research with Older People, which runs for 12-weeks between January and April 2019. This is a national research capacity building initiative  across NMAHPs. Our successful applicants include  a Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Research Nurse, Specialist Dietitian and Physiotherapist.

We are funding AHPs to carry out Clinical PhD Fellowships

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre has fully funded dietician Laura Haigh to undertake a full-time, three year Clinical PhD Fellowship that will make a significant contribution to our translational aims in ageing and long-term conditions. The Clinical Fellowships align with one of our five research themes, this one is Liver Disease.

We are bringing together AHPs across Hospital Trusts

The NIHR Newcastle BRC are dedicated to bringing together Nurses, Midwives and AHPs across Trusts; providing networking opportunities where they can learn more about clinical academic careers. We are bringing together NMAHPs across the different Trusts in a special evening: ‘NMAHP’s Research Stories’ on 12th December 2018.

If you are interested please register here

We offer tailored workshops to support AHPs in Clinical Research for Older People

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is running an interactive workshop tailored for Nurses, Research Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. This workshop explores the challenges and opportunities associated with involving older people in clinical research.

Clinical Research with Older People for NMAHPs includes: 
• Strategies to approach and recruit older people to clinical studies in a range of settings
• Legal and ethical considerations
• The advantages of involving older people in the design and planning stages of research
• Accessing “hard to reach” groups such as black and ethnic minority older people and people with dementia.

Register here