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Record numbers involved in south east NHS research 2016/17

Last year, 35,528 participants across Kent, Surrey and Sussex received access to new and better treatments through recruitment onto clinical research…

RDS SE August 2017 bulletin

RDS SE August 2017 e-bulletin NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health…

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme – comp 34 now open

Research for Patient Benefit Programme – Competition 34 Application dates: 02 August 2017 to 22 November 2017 Applications are invited for research proposals…

NIHR INVOLVE/CCF standards for PPI – consultation open till 1/9/17

INVOLVE and the CCF are currently consulting on a set of 6 core standards and indicators for public involvement in…

‘People are Messy’ – Free PPI event and screening at Royal Surrey 2/9/17

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Saturday 2 September 2017 “This fabulous, entertaining and moving film goes to the heart of…

NIHR KMR (Knowledge Mobilisation Research) Fellowships Round 6 now open

The KMR Fellowship aims to build capacity within the fields of mobilising knowledge (i.e. to support more effective use of…