Welcome to the NHS Explained: How the Health System in England Really Works
The King’s Fund has launched a free MOOC aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about the NHS and how it works.
The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works is a free four week course, which aims to build knowledge of the health system in England through articles, quizzes and videos with experts from The King’s Fund. Studying can be done each week at a time to suit you.
Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research
Free online training which will help you find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.The MOOC continues to have extremely good feedback and is also being used more and more as an Induction tool, again with excellent feedback.
This course is all about this process of discovery and how it is used to improve healthcare. It includes a detailed look at why we do research and how we do it. This to demonstrated through cases studies covering topics such as how research is helping to find new ways of treating and providing care for some of the major diseases including cancer and dementia. The course focuses on the important ethical questions raised by clinical research and takes a look into the future.
Join Dementia Research e-learning for researchers
CRN have launched a great new training system for all researchers who use Join Dementia Research
to recruit to their studies.
This interactive e-learning
makes it easier than ever before for researchers to quickly get to grips with all aspects of Join Dementia Research, so that they can use the service as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The e-learning is divided into several modules, with a quick knowledge check at the end to aid with understanding.
Health Research Futures
Health Research Futures is a free online course that explores a range of topics in clinical research, including the changing role of nurses, compassion and ethics, and the importance of patients.
The four week course is designed to prompt discussion and debate within the health and care workforce and offers valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for those engaged in health and care research design and delivery.
The course includes:
Twelve podcasts (three per week)
Short weekly quiz
Live online discussion forum every week, led by Professor Allan Gaw, Associate Director for Educational Quality Standards, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network
Course starts Monday May 21 May 2018.
Sign up today: Go to learn.nihr.ac.uk and select 'Public Courses'
Health Research Futures awards four hours of CPD certified by the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network.
Making IRAS Work for Your Research Amendments - WEBINAR
We have developed a webinar; Making IRAS Work for Your Research Amendments which is aimed at anyone who undertakes research in a NHS setting. This is a basic introduction to amending an existing IRAS application.
Please click below to access the Webimar (approx 20 mins).
For your certifiate or any queries please email: [email protected]
IRAS/HRA for Sponsors/Research Teams - WEBINAR
We have developed a webinar; IRAS/HRA which is aimed at anyone who undertakes research in an NHS setting. This is a basic introduction to the IRAS process for applying for NHS permission to undertake research with NHS patients.
Please click on the link below to access the Webinar (time approx 30 mins).
For your certificate or any queries please email: [email protected]
Launch of HE/NIHR ICA Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals
Date: 01 March 2018
Health Education England (HEE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are pleased to announce that the Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals launches the fourth competition rounds for its doctoral and post-doctoral schemes today.
The programme, which is funded by Health Education England (HEE) and jointly managed with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), provides opportunities to undertake fully funded clinical research, research training and professional development whilst maintaining clinical practice and salary.
The programme consists of five levels; Internships, Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships, Clinical Lectureships and Senior Clinical Lectureships. Today’s launch relates to the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.
The ICA programme is open to a wide range of non-medical healthcare professionals who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.
For more information visit: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/launch-of-heenihr-ica-programme-for-non-medical-healthcare-professionals/8028?source=chainmail
Clinical Research is Everyone's Business
Clinical research is at the heart of improving healthcare for all. The aim of this short video is to help all health and social care professionals to understand what clinical research delivery is and how to support it.
Watch the video to find out:
- Why clinical research is at the core of the NHS
- How to respond to patient questions about clinical research
- How to help patients get involved in clinical research
Clinical research is everyone's future. (Full Video Approx 9 minutes)
GCP Facilitator Development Programme
The application process to become a GCP Facilitator is now open for 2018, for more information regarding what is involved and how to apply, please click on the link above to visit the site.
For any queries please contact Jane Willcocks t: 0121 371 8580 e: [email protected]
Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treaments MOOC
Starting 23 January 2017
This free online course from Cancer Research UK, will explore the science behind new targeted cancer treatments, how they work, and the patients they benefit. We’ll look at the side effects these treatments can cause and understand the impact they have on patients’ quality of life. Then discover some of the innovative approaches on the horizon and debate the future of cancer treatment.
Tumours By Cancer Site
National Cancer Registration & Analysis Service -Cancer Information Tools
This site has modules which define key facts about each individual tumour site including causes and risk factors as well as key signs and symptoms. Each module details the anatomy and physiology for the specified sites as well as details on abstracting, coding, diagnosis and staging followed by the different types of treatment options.
Study Support Service Overview
For an overview of the Study Support Service and what it involves please see the following Videoscribe: https://sites.google.com/a/nihr.ac.uk/nihrcrnstudysupportservice/communications-training
Genomics for Primary Care
The use of genomics in medicine provides incredible opportunities and new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Funded by Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) and working in partnership with key stakeholders from Genomics England, NHSE and other professional bodies, the RCGP is creating educational and training resources to ensure that the Primary Care workforce of today and the future is equipped to respond to the fast-paced developments in genomics.