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New research centre receives funding of £3.25 million to improve patient care in Scotland

Published: 23 Apr 2014

Announced in April 2014 a leading health researcher and midwife by background, will co-lead this new initiative based at the University of Dundee, the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre.

The Coles Medlock Director and Professor at the Salford Institute for Dementia

Published: 23 Apr 2014

Your primary responsibility is gaining national and international recognition for the Institute by developing and disseminating knowledge on effective technical, social, arts and design solutions to the challenges of dementia. Closing date to apply is 12 May 2014.

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

Published: 22 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.

Congress 2014 voting places for Research Society members

Published: 22 Apr 2014

Represent the RCN's Research Society at this year's Congress in Liverpool, attending for any, or all, of the days from 15 to 19 June and contribute towards deciding which of the resolutions are agreed. Let us know by 5 May 2014 if you would like to attend.

Conference call for projects on Innovations in the delivery of care for older people

Published: 22 Apr 2014

If you are working in a project that fits within certain components of care, then The Kings Fund wants to hear about it for their one-day conference in June, 2014. They will showcase all examples on their website and will offer the best ones the opportunity to present at the event in central London, UK. Send in details by 2 May 2014.

Update on the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research in Wales restructure

Published: 22 Apr 2014

Register to attend an open meeting in Cardiff, Llandudno or Swansea in May 2014 and find out more about the Institute’s restructure, viewing presentations followed by a Q&A session.

Developing and testing a behavioural intervention to improve fatigue in people with inflammatory bowel disease

Published: 22 Apr 2014

A one year full-time PhD studentship at King’s College London, UK, with home/EU fees and a stipend of £18,500 a year are covered. Closing date to apply is 31 May 2014.

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.

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