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Raising awareness of and embedding research course


Are you interested in learning about how health and social care research happens, and making it a part of your practice?

This three day course offers an opportunity to learn about the essentials of health and social care research and will provide an insight into how research is designed and undertaken across a range of settings. It will look at how organisations support research and give you the opportunity to explore how research is embedded in practice as well as some of the career opportunities that are linked with health and social care research.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at all health and social care staff who have an interest in health and social care research with limited recent experience. You will currently be employed within primary, secondary or social care, public health and other community settings.
Support from your line manager is essential, together with approval to attend all three workshops. 

This course is free to attend.

Course outline

The course is delivered virtually and includes three workshops via Zoom, additional online learning resources and the opportunity to reflect and share your learning. The workshops will allow you to discuss aspects of health and social care research with expert presenters and your colleagues.

  • The first workshop gives a general overview of research including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) & the Clinical Research Network (CRN), basics of clinical research & more.
  • The second workshop is all about research practicalities and will give you an understanding of the different ways you can be involved in research.
  • The third workshop is about useful behaviours in research which will help you to engage with your colleagues and research participants in your practice.

There are opportunities for reflection and consolidation built-in throughout the course, allowing you to review the implications of your learning to your own practice and career.

To apply

We currently have courses planned on the following dates, 9am-1pm:

  • 26 January 2023
  • 9 February 2023
  • 23 February 2023

Contact for an application form.

As the workshops require a high degree of interactivity numbers will be limited.

For more information contact