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Learn about the fundamentals of clinical research nursing

Published: 16 Apr 2014

You will gain an understanding of the management and running of clinical studies at this two-day course in Southampton or Leeds, designed for nurses who are new to research posts or as a refresher for all clinical research nurses. Apply by 23 April 2014 for Southampton and 12 May 2014 for Leeds.

RCN Research Institute First Quarter 2014 Newsletter

Published: 15 Apr 2014

The RCNRI's latest newsletter for January to March 2014 features selected highlights shown on their website, including reports on emotional labour and resilience; the ESRC seminar series; and emergency preparedness.

UK Cochrane Centre's "Evidently Cochrane" blog relaunched in April 2014

Published: 15 Apr 2014

Evidently Cochrane aims to make Cochrane evidence accessible and to encourage discussion about it through weekly blogs, which usually feature new or updated Cochrane, reviews and articles on a health topic.

Engage, Enthuse, Empower Research and Education Festival 2014

Published: 14 Apr 2014

Attend this one-day meeting celebrating the diversity of research, innovation and education undertaken by nurses, midwives and allied health professionals as part of the 2014 NUH Engage, Enthuse, Empower Research and Education Festival, which runs from 9 to 13 June 2014.

Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer conference call for poster abstracts

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Send in one or more abstracts of your work about teenagers and young adults with cancer for presentation as a poster at the TYAC’s 10th anniversary conference in September 2014. Your abstract should not have been presented previously in the UK. Closing date is 10 June 2014.

Funded frontline leadership programme for nurses and midwives

Published: 11 Apr 2014

This NHS Leadership Academy programme has 5,000 places for frontline nurses and midwives working in NHS-funded care to help develop and build confidence and new skills. The six-month programme is a mix of online modules and residential workshops runs throughout 2014; all applications are on a first come, first served basis.

Health Services Research Network Symposium 2014

Published: 10 Apr 2014

This symposium in June 2014 will be of interest those involved in health services research from academia, the NHS, Government or the third sector. A breakfast session for early career researchers includes Meet the Publishers and Meet the Funders sessions.

Developing proposals for the RPB programme: a support programme for applicants

Published: 10 Apr 2014

This seminar on 16 June 2014 is one of a series organised by the Research Design Service North West to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research.

Three UK universities to research patients self-managing their long-term conditions

Published: 10 Apr 2014

The Health Foundation is funding three research projects at the universities of Aberdeen, Sheffield and York to develop our understanding of the kind of support patients value in coping with their long-term health conditions.

NICE Eyes on Evidence April 2014

Published: 10 Apr 2014

NICE Eyes on Evidence - providing easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments or the use of resources. Reports in the April 2014 issue of the monthly bulletin includes using E-cigarette to quit smoking; exercise-induced asthma; blood pressure control with home telemonitoring; risk factors for congenital abnormalities; antidepressant use in late pregnancy; CT scans in childhood or adolescence and risk of cancer.

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