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An exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow

The purpose of this role is to support the professoriate within CHCR develop and complete the writing of grant submissions to major national or international funders, including NIHR. You will have experience in a wide range of research methodologies including qualitative or quantitative, economic evaluations and/ or systematic reviews. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, use initiative appropriately, will support and engage with senior staff in order to develop high quality research grant applications. You will also be in a position to generate good ideas for future projects and for this role and to take advantage of this opportunity for career development.

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New Evaluation Works Leaflets

These have been developed through the West of England Evaluation Strategy Group, with support from NIHR CLAHRC West and the UK Evaluation Society.


Research Capability Funding award for 2017-18

The Research Capability Funding Allocations for the coming year have been announced – and across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs, the combined Research Capability Funding (RCF) allocation this year is just over £1.5 million.

Dr Peter Brindle, the APCRC Research and Development Programme Director, is delighted to announce that this RCF award to the CCGs is - once again - the largest to any primary care collaborative in England. RCF is awarded annually by the Department of Health, and is calculated on the basis of the research activity ongoing within an NHS organisation.

Dr Brindle explained that “The health and care system has never been under such pressure and the need for highly relevant applied research has never been greater. Promoting impactful research and better informed services is the APCRC’s central mission and this award is a testament to our partnership between the region’s researchers and colleagues from the NHS and Public Health across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire in preparing well designed studies to answer important questions.”

In the new financial year the RCF will be invested in University staff time to work up high quality research bids that are NHS relevant. RCF will also fund posts that support commissioners to use the best evidence to underpin their decision-making and to use evaluation to build the future evidence based. Through these investments, the APCRC are fostering strong relationships between academic colleagues and commissioners and are working to embed Evidence Informed Commissioning - under the APCRC umbrella of ‘Knowledge Mobilisation’ between the world of research and the world of practice. Research-based practice, and practice-based research - through effective Knowledge Mobilisation - is the key.

Professor of Knowledge Mobilisation and MSK at UWE - Nicki Walsh - reacted to the award saying: “This award reflects the success of our commitment to supporting partnership working across our academic, clinical and commissioning institutions. ‘Knowledge Mobilisation’ is a central tenet of the APCRC strategy, promoting shared knowledge between and within sectors, and is key to producing research that is relevant, timely and has direct impact on commissioning decisions to improve patient care”

Professor Gene Feder from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, commenting on the RCF award, said: ‘The RCF scheme exemplifies the successful partnership between primary care researchers and our CCGs. It has given us greater capacity to secure funding for new studies, to grow the next generation of primary care researchers and to engage the public and clinicians in identifying questions that need answering to improve services and outcomes for patients and their families.


Bristol mental health seminar a real HIT

A record number of people attended a recent seminar on how integrated teams of service users, public partners and health professionals have been working together to improve mental health care pathways across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

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PHWE Newsflash - Reducing harm from falls event, Journal Club, and involvement opportunities

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Support for Commissioners making bids to Service Improvement / Quality Improvement Initiatives

Last year the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, in conjunction with the University of the West of England, introduced a new post to support commissioners making applications to Service Improvement or Quality Improvement initiatives. The role brought much-needed capacity, time and expertise to this area, and is part of the wider APCRC ‘Knowledge Mobilisation’ agenda that is described in their 2017-2020 R&D strategy document.

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APCRC have produced an updated R&D  Strategy

This document reflects the current NHS and HEI contexts and will guide the work of the Collaborative over the coming years. The strategy has been formally approved by each CCG, and is available here. The Equality Impact Assessment is available here.


Professor Gene Feder awarded an OBE in New Year Honours

Professor Gene Feder has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to healthcare and victims of domestic abuse.

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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

APCRC Director, Dr Peter Brindle, talks about how evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap in his article published in the HSJ, read here: https://www.hsj.co.uk/sectors/acute-care/how-evidence-informed-health-can-tackle-the-supply-and-demand-gap/7013706.article?blocktitle=comment&contentid=7808



APCRC Annual Report 2015-16

We have recently published our annual report for 2015-16, highlighting some of the valuable work we have been doing and our achievements over the last 12 months.

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Forthcoming events


The Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture - GPs on the Brink: Restoring the Joy to General Practice

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and theatre maker Viv Gordon to share the stage for the Institute’s fourth Annual Public Lecture GPs on the Brink: Restoring the Joy to General Practice.

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Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7–14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.

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Using and Understanding Research Evidence workshop

The day is for members of the public who want to make sense of research evidence, and to assess the reliability of the evidence behind health-related headlines.

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Using Quality Improvement approaches to improve care pathways in Mental Health

This event will discuss current developments and future trends in quality improvement in mental health services and address policy issues. The day will offer the chance to network with others, find out how quality improvement is spreading in mental health settings and discuss improvement case studies with mental health clinicians who are using quality improvement approaches. You’ll be able to share your improvement ideas and experiences (successes and challenges!), reflect on your own practice and create a plan to develop your personal effectiveness.

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University Hospitals Bristol research and innovation showcase 2017

The event will show current research at UHBristol from both new and established researchers. The day will bring together staff from all around the trust, providing an opportunity to network with other clinical and non-clinical researchers. This is a great way to find out more about wider Bristol research initiatives.

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GPs on the brink: Elizabeth Blackwell Institute public lecture

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and theatre maker Viv Gordon to share the stage for the Institute’s fourth annual public lecture GPs on the brink.

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An overview of the different types of dementia

Would you like to find out more about dementia? Do you want to know more about the different types, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and others? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more about the different types of dementia. You will also have the chance to ask questions.

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