We can help you to raise awareness about your research study. Please contact our Research Engagement Officer if you would like to discuss research engagement and knowledge transfer opportunities in further detail. Some of these opportunities include:
We feed into various newsletters, including those received directly by commissioners and health professionals. Please contact us if you would like to increase awareness of and recruitment to a research study by contributing to these newsletters.
We also produce our own twice yearly newsletters aimed at anyone with an interest in NHS research. If you would like to contribute to these please contact the team. If you would like to receive these then please join our mailing list.
We frequently hold stands at various events across the region (e.g. practice protected time sessions) sharing information about research taking place across the area. If you would like us to share information about your study please do get in touch to discuss whether there are any upcoming events at which it might be appropriate for us to do so.
Research Network Meetings
Research network meetings are open to attendance by practice managers, general practitioners and any general practice staff members with an interest in research. These sessions include presentations given by researchers about studies taking place locally.
The meetings begin with a meet and greet session where research professionals can network over a buffet lunch. This is followed by presentations by academics sharing information about upcoming projects, studies open for recruitment, or research study findings. We aim to provide an opportunity for the discussion of any potential research ideas that you wish to explore, so as to enable the troubleshooting of issues that may arise in relation to the practicalities of delivering a research project in a primary care setting; this feedback can then be taken into account during the early stages of a project's development. The meetings can help you to generate wider awareness of your research study during the recruitment period. They are also a chance for study teams to thank those who have taken part in a study whilst sharing study findings.
Our colleagues from the Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire & Humber Division 5 are often present at these meetings, providing further opportunities for collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research, commissioners, research academics and health professionals. There is always time set aside for any questions or discussion around the topics presented, where we share our experiences of research in primary care and learn from each other.
To find out more about our network meetings or to register interest in presenting at a future network meeting then please contact us.