The NHS R&D Forum and the Programme Content Group are delighted to announce the full programme for the 2018 Annual NHS R&D Forum.

Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday Registration between 16:00 and 18:00

18:00 – 21:30  Annual NHS R&D Forum Sunday Evening Workshop & Dinner*

Welcome & Introduction
Evening Hosted by Nigel Rees

Archibald Leman Cochrane: Great Health Thinker and one time Ambulance attendant
Presenter: Nigel Rees (Director of R&D, Welsh Ambulance Trust)

Building Professional Relationships – Through Trust Based Practice
Facilitator: Jo Hicks, Director of Academi Wales

ESMS Global are the 2018 Sunday Evening Networking Sponsor

19:45 – 21:30 Buffet & Networking*


Monday 14th May 2018

Monday Registration from 09:00

10:00 – 12:00  Monday Morning Workshops**

Workshop 1: Implementing GDPR and Data Protection
Facilitator: Rachel Smith, MRC Chair of Regulatory and Policy Group

Workshop 2: Business Intelligence to inform Performance and Delivery
Facilitator: Viswin Mallayan, Business Intelligence Manager, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Workshop 3: Developing Mental Toughness – understanding our personal resilience
Facilitator: Zoe Sweet, Director of Organisational Development, Academi Wales

Workshop 4: Regulatory Compliance – Computer system validation and more!
Facilitator: Balall Naeem, Inspector, MHRA

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch, Exhibition & Posters

13:00 – 14:35  Session 1 Plenary

Future focus: Informing care for the next generations

Welcome: Celebrating the value of research in health care
Presenter: Vaughan Gething, Wales Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

How research practice has changed: insights from the Caerphilly Prospective Study (CaPS)
Presenter: Professor John Gallacher, Director of the MRC-funded Dementias Platform UK, University of Oxford & Imperial College London

Title TBC
Presenter: Dr Louise Wood, Director, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate, Department of Health

Tomorrow’s World: the NHS of the future
Presenter: Dr Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive NHS Wales

Chair: Dr Maria Palmer, NHS R&D Forum Director

14:35 – 15:20  Coffee, Exhibition & Posters

15:20 – 16:50  Session 2 Breakouts

Session 2.1: Impact: making real world change through research
Facilitator: Dr Julie Bayley, Health Psychologist/Researcher

Session 2.2: BREXIT & Beyond

What we know and what we don’t know
Niall Dickson CBE, Chief Executive NHS Confederation/Co-Chair of BREXIT Health Alliance)

What does this mean for research
Panel discussion chaired by Niall Dickson CBE with Mike Goldsworthy, Scientists for EU and Dr Janet Messer, Director of Approvals Service, HRA

Session Chair: Teresa Allen, Acting Chief Executive, HRA

Session 2.3: Improving consistency in research set up and delivery across the UK
Facilitator: Dr Mary Cubitt, Programme Implementation Manager, HRA
Session Chair: Dr Nicola Williams, Director of Support & Delivery, Health and Care Research Wales

16:50 – 18:00  Fringe Events, Exhibition & Posters

19:30 – 20:00  Drinks Reception

20:00 – 23:30  Gala Dinner, Entertainment & Awards


Tuesday 15th May 2018

Tuesday Registration from 08:45

09:15 – 10:30  Session 3 Breakouts

Session 3.1: Culture and the wider system

Working with CQC to demonstrate the value of research in improving patient care
Presenter(s): William Van’t Hoff (Clinical Director for NHS Engagement: NIHR) 
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Creating a culture of Research-one step at a time-until Board domination
Presenter(s): Kelly Hard (Head of R&D: Birmingham Women’s & Childrens NHS FT) 
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Research Envoy internships: evaluation of a pilot programme for clinical staff
Presenter(s): Gail Melvin (Research Manager: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust) Rekha Patel (Children’s Research Nurse: University Hospitals of Leicester)
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Session 3.2: Credible communications

Tweeting the evidence: using social media to raise awareness of research
Presenter(s): Alison Ford (Head of Engagement, NIHR Dissemination Centre) Elaine Maxwell (Clinical Advisor, NIHR Dissemination Centre) Steve Williams (Communications Manager, NIHR Dissemination Centre
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Who did you hear that from? The power of credibility in communicating research
Presenter(s): Alison Ford (Head of Engagement, NIHR Dissemination Centre) Steve Williams (Communications Manager, NIHR Dissemination Centre)
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Session 3.3: Delivering research now

The advantages and disadvantages of developing a research nurse bank.
Presenter(s): Vianne Britten (Research Team Lead: Aneurin Bevan UHB) 
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The National Clinical Research Nurse workforce – how is it structured?
Presenter(s): Helen Jones (Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing) University of Hertfordshire) 
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Session 3.4: Good research sponsorship 

How the UK is preparing for the EU CT Regulation – Update from the HRA
Presenter(s): Catherine Blewett (Research Ethics Service Manager: Health Research Authority 
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Collaborative working with NHS colleagues to manage HEI Sponsor oversight
Presenter(s): Birgit Whitman (Head of Research Governance, University of Bristol) Jessica Bisset (Research Operations Manager, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)
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Getting it right first time – Applications for HRA Approval
Presenter(s): Jennifer Harrison (Approval Change Manager, HRA) Charlotte Allen (Research Ethics Service Project & Support Manager, HRA)
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Session 3.5: Maximising electronic systems

Admission Alert
Presenter(s): Jenna Edwards (Oncology Research Officer: Cancer Institute, Singleton Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board 
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Integrating Research within the Electronic Patient Record
Presenter(s): Christopher Bray (Head of R&D Operations: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 
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Session 3.6: Partnership working for patients

Developing cross organisational partnerships to enhance research delivery
Presenter(s): Angela Birt (Industry Operations Manager: CRN NENC) 
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The North-East and North Cumbria LCRN Gastroenterology Industry Collaborative
Presenter(s): Morag Burton (Deputy COO: NENC LCRN) 
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Diabetes Project for the West of England CRN
Presenter(s): Sharon Tovey (Diabetes Project Lead; NIHR) 
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The Somerset Research Collaborative
Presenter(s): Joanna Allison (Clinical Research Unit Manager/Lead nurse: Yeovil District hospital) 
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10:30 – 11:00  Coffee, Exhibition & Posters

11:00 – 12:15  Session 4 Breakouts

Session 4.1: Perspectives in strategy

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Research Strategy
Presenter(s): Sharon Dorgan (Senior Strategy Manager, CRN North East North Cumbria) 
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Creating a person centered research strategy
Presenter(s): Rebecca Smith (Deputy Director of Research: North Bristol NHS Trust) 
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#PatientsIncluded .. working in partnership with patients in R&D
Presenter(s): Sarah Williams (Associate Director of Research & Improvement, Solent NHS Trust) 
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Session 4.2: Creating impact

Making research impact in the NHS visible: a tool for practice
Presenter(s): Judith Holliday (Head of Research & Innovation, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and ACORN Research Impact Fellow, CLAHRC YH) 
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Sustainability & Transformation Evidence Mobilisation ( STEM )club
Presenter(s): Dr Shona Haining (North of England Commissioning Support Unit) 
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Supporting the annual NIHR Researchfish submission
Presenter(s): Sarah Thomas (NIHR Researchfish Lead, Senior Research Manager – Impact, NIHR) 
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Session 4.3: Attributing costs

Supporting research in the NHS: Cost Attribution and research set-up
Presenter(s): Alastair Nicholson (HRA), Laura Bousfield (Head of Feasibility and Start-Up, NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN))
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Session 4.4: Driving performance

Using NIHR validated workforce tools to determine capability & capacity at UHB
Presenter(s): Joanna Gray (NIHR Clinical Research Facility – Clinical Manager, UHB NHS FT) 
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A metric-based Performance Framework for monitoring and improving research
Presenter(s): Daniel Lawrence (Clinical Research Coordinator: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 
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Enhancing patient experience & outcome through the use of a research talent map
Presenter(s): Phillip Smith (Associate Director Research and Development, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust) 
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Session 4.5: Developing the profession

Adding Value in Research: A developing framework for NHS R&D, improving impact.
Presenter(s): Matt Westmore (Chief Operating Officer for the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)) 
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Building a learning and development programme for the R&D Forum community
Presenter(s): Allyson Bailey (on behalf of the NHS R&D Forum Training & Learning Oversight Group) 
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Session 4.6: Delivering research in the new era

Clinical Trial Research in Precision Medicine Era: the Manchester City Approach
Presenter(s): Jack London (Research Professor Cancer Biology & Informatics Director, Thomas Jefferson University / Director informatic shared Resource, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centre, Philadelphia) 
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Introducing Gene Therapy trials into an NHS Trust
Presenter(s): Lynne Webster (Head of the Research Office: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust) 
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The use and regulation of healthcare data in the development of new technologies
Presenter(s): Will Navaie (Health Research Authority) Daniella Smolenska (MHRA)
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12:15 – 13:15  Lunch, Exhibition & Posters

13:15 – 14:40  Session 5 Plenary

Update from the NHS R&D Forum
Presenter: Dr Maria Palmer, NHS R&D Forum Director

Access to Medicines in the UK: how can we fix it?
Presenter: Leslie Galloway, Chair of EMIG (Ethical Medicines Industry Group)

Never heard of you!: Shameless self-promotion and how to ‘Get Out There’
Presenter: Professor Philip Darbyshire, Professor of Nursing at Monash University, Victoria and Flinders University, South Australia

Chair: Professor Jonathan Montgomery, HRA

14:40 – 15:10  Coffee, Exhibition & Posters

15:10 – 15:45  Session 6 Plenary Session

A New Social Contract for Research
Presenter: Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Chair of Health Research Authority

15:45 Close of Conference


Speakers | Delegate Bookings

* Only delegates who are booked with the Full Conference Package or have booked Sunday Night B&B Accommodation through the NHS R&D Forum are entitled to attend the Sunday Evening Workshop & Dinner.

** Only delegates registered to attend the Workshops will be able to attend.

Sessions are subject to change and the final programme will be shown here shortly before the conference. There are still a small number of sessions to be confirmed.