Delegate Booking Information & Pricing

The 2018 Annual NHS R&D Forum will be the biggest Annual Forum to date. We already have more people booked to attend for the 2018 event than we had in total for the 2017 event. Already almost 500 people have booked to attend. There are still some places available and Click here to make your booking.

Full 2018 Programme | Venue & Travel Details

Delegate Bookings are now open. Click here to book

FULLY BOOKED: Sunday Evening sponsored by ESMS Global

A large number of delegates arrive on the Sunday evening prior to the Conference so that they can take part in the Workshops on the Monday morning. For 2018 we are delighted to be able to announce a timetable of activities for the Sunday evening. The evening starts at 6pm with a workshop called “Building Professional Relationships – through trust based practice” which we are delighted to announce will be led by Jo Hicks, Director of Academi Wales. This will be an excellent opportunity to both learn, develop new skills as well as interact with a wide range of other delegates, speakers, exhibitors and the NHS R&D Forum. This is followed by a buffet dinner and the chance to network. The evening is sponsored by the 2018 Networking Sponsor, ESMS Global.

Workshops, Conference & Fringe Events

The Main Conference commences at 10am on Monday 14th May 2018 with Workshops. There are 4 Conference Workshops that will run in parallel and delegates will be invited to book onto these during the registration process. The Plenary Sessions and Breakout Sessions will commence at 1pm. New for 2018 are the Forum Fringe Events. The Fringe will run from 4.45pm until 6pm on the Monday and provides the opportunity for delegates to spend time networking, review the posters and hold small group meetings. The Poster Zone (Sponsored by RQA) will be open from lunchtime on Monday until the end of Tuesday. Delegates will be asked on Monday to vote for their favourite poster.

Conference Workshops

  • Implementing GDPR and Data Protection
    (Facilitator: Rachel Smith, MRC Chair of Regulatory and Policy Group)
  • Business Intelligence to inform Performance and Delivery
    (Facilitator: Viswin Mallayan, Business Intelligence Manager, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust)
  • Developing Mental Toughness – understanding our personal resilience
    (Facilitator: Zoe Sweet, Director of Organisational Development, Academi Wales)
  • Regulatory Compliance – Computer system validation and more!
    (Facilitator: Balall Naeem, Inspector, MHRA)


Gala Dinner & Awards

Following the huge success of the 2017 Gala Dinner and Awards we will be continuing this in 2018. The Gala Dinner will include the 3 Awards for Best Poster and a new Award for Best Abstract.

Booking Options & Packages

The Sunday Evening Workshop and Networking Buffet are now fully booked and so it is no longer possible to book the Full Conference Package. All rooms at the three Celtic Manor Hotels are now booked and all B&B accommodation will be in the Holiday Inn.

Delegate Package 1 Night Delegate Package 2 Nights
Sunday 13th May
Building Professional Relationships Session (6pm-7.30pm) NO (FULLY BOOKED) NO (FULLY BOOKED)
Buffet Dinner & Networking (7.30pm) NO (FULLY BOOKED) NO (FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday Night B&B Holiday Inn NO YES
Monday 14th May
Conference Workshops (10am) YES YES
Monday Conference Attendance YES YES
Gala Dinner YES YES
Monday Night B&B Holiday Inn YES YES
Tuesday 15th May
Tuesday Conference Attendance YES YES
Price (Standard) £475 £600


It is also possible to book individual options:

Standard Price
B&B Sunday 13th May (Holiday Inn) £125
B&B Monday 14th May (Holiday Inn) £125
Conference Attendance Monday £185
Conference Attendance Tuesday £185
Gala Dinner £49


A small number of rooms may become available at the three Celtic Manor Hotels and these will be offered to those staying in the Holiday Inn in the order of booking.

Delegate Bookings are now open. Click here