2014-15 Expressions of Interest for IAPT PWP and HIT Training Places

Health Education North West are now inviting expressions of interest for funding of 2014-15 trainee places for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High Intensity Workers as part of the continued roll-out of IAPT to assist teams in the development and continuity of the IAPT workforce.

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Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults

Implementing the updated 2014 NICE Guideline
Tuesday 3 June 2014, London

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North West CAMHS partnerships are now invited to join the 2014-15 CYP IAPT programme learning collaborative

The application form and detail of the process are available at The deadline for submission is midnight on Wednesday 30 April 2014. The NW Collaborative will be holding an 'open day' event on Monday 7th April, were colleagues from the NW Collaborative and National CYP IAPT Project team will be available to meet those partnerships considering applying to join the NW CYP IAPT Collaborative in 2014/15, registration details on the above link.

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Call for Good Practice Examples of Inter-professional Learning (IPL) by 31st March 2014

Health Education North West is currently collecting examples of Inter-professional Learning (IPL) for a NW IPL e-book. The aim of this is to show examples of good practice and IPL activity over the past 5 years, demonstrating the breadth of activity across any NW healthcare programmes, within practice and/or academic settings.

Submissions are requested for no later than 31st March 2014

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If you require any further information regarding this or any other aspects of the IPL project please contact:

Karen Hellewell
Development Manager - Inter-Professional Learning Project
Health Education North West
Direct line: 07906995713
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Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Following NHS England's committment to a paperless NHS, this one day conference focuses on a practical guide to delivering electronic document management in your organisation. The delivery of clinical care is no longer from a single place with a single record location but from multiple sites (including the patients own home) and the electronic record needs to be available in these multiple sites.

The conference opens with a keynote address by Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England and outlines a number of different strategies for the implementation of EDM and discusses key issues including the legal framework and information governance. This will be complemented by practical case studies from NHS Trusts that have implemented Electronic Document Management in practice.

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Topics include:

  • Setting the standards for EDM and delivering a paperless NHS between primary and secondary care by 2015
  • Electronic Document Management: The options: To back scan or not to back scan. That is the question
  • The Caldicott2 Information Governance Review: opportunities and threats in relation to Electronic Document Management
  • Realising the Clinical Benefits and engaging Clinical Staff
  • Integrating systems to enable EDM supporting the whole patient journey
  • From EPR to EDM: EDM as a platform for a full electronic paperless hospital
  • Working without the hard copy: Removing the case notes and moving towards the eHospital
  • Electronic Document Management: Legal issues and requirements

Registration now open for the NHS RandD Conference: Lets Talk Research

24th & 25th September 2014
Reebok Stadium Bolton

This major regional conference will provide health and social care professionals with an opportunity to increase their understanding of the research landscape within the North West, hear from some of our leading researchers and share best practice in cultivating cultures of research and innovation in clinical teams.

Confirmed key notes:

  • Clare Matterson - Director of Medical Humanities and Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust
  • Prof. Margaret Whitehead W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health at Liverpool and Head of WHO Collaboration Centre for Policy Research on the Social Determinants of Health
  • Dr Nicki Latham Chief Operating Officer Health Education England & Executive Lead for Research

Confirmed workshops:

  • North West Coast & Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network
  • North West Coast & Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care
  • NIHR Trainee Co-ordinating Centre
  • North West Research Design Service
  • North West People in Research Forum

A reminder that abstract submission is now open with a closing deadline of 5pm on Monday 31st March.

Abstracts are invited that:

  • Present findings of completed clinically focused research projects which may have been undertaken as part of a Masters or PhD or as part of clinical practice
  • Present work undertaken within organisations or teams within the NHS to promote a culture of research and innovation.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a major regional conference. Full details available on the R&D North West website.

Free Mindfulness Training

As part of a research trial Bangor University has teamed up with NHS contacts and is offering free mindfulness training to public sector employees in three areas:

1. Manchester
2. Leeds
3. London

If you work or live in any of these areas and are interested in mindfulness please visit the Bangor University website for further information and to apply.

Also, download the flyer and circulate to your networks and other public sector employees / departments you think might be interested as the more people that participate the richer the research data!



NICE Evidence Services

Did you know that as an NHS employee you can obtain an Athens password and search a number of data bases using NICE Evidence Search? Find out more about support for researchers under Research & Innovation.

Medication Safety in Mental Health Conference

Wednesday 14th May 2014, London

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