Tuesday, 21 June 2016

2016 NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) Grant Writing Retreat, 13-17 June, Bath

Jane Wray and Haley Jackson (Research Nurse, Humber NHS Foundation Trust) attended the 2016 NIHR RDS Grant Writing Retreat in Bath last week. Selected via a competition, the retreat brought teams from around the country for a week of intensive grant writing. The retreat presented an excellent opportunity for the team to make significant progress in developing our NIHR research proposal. We were placed in clusters of 4 teams and apart from a small number of plenary sessions from the NIHR and the Department of Health, we worked mainly in our teams with support from RDS experts including; Statisticians, Health Economists, PPI Advisors, Methodologists and a Health Psychologist.

Jane and Haley were representing a team that includes Eric Gardener [Statistician] from the Faculty and Dr Samantha Haigh [Clinical Psychologist], Vicky Richards, [Assistant Psychologist], Dr Laura Stone [Clinical Psychologist] Tracy Flanagan [Care Group Director], and Dr Anne Parry, [Clinical Psychologist] from Humber NHS Foundation Trust. The team have been undertaking a pilot study to assess the impact of involving carers of people with mental health difficulties in risk assessment and have recently received funding from Hull CCG to support continuation of their work.

Here Jane being interviewed by John Etheridge National Business Manager [NIHR Research Design Service (RDS)] after two days at the Retreat

You can find out more about what happened via twitter #RDSretreat or the RDS website.

For more information about the CIVRA [Carer Involvement in Risk Assessment] project, please contact Jane Wray or Haley Jackson, Research Nurse at Humber Foundation Trust.

Jane Wray and Haley Jackson on Day 1 of the Retreat

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