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11 June 2024, 10am-12pm

BHP REDCap Community Relaunch

Join us to hear about the benefits of using REDCap for managing your online surveys and databases.

The event will include guest speakers to discuss their REDCap experiences, a Q&A session after the presentations as well as refreshments.

Register here. 

Location: Sir Doug Ellis Lecture Theatre, Institute of Translational Medicine, Mindelsohn Way.

12 June 2024 – 11am-12pm

NHS Intellectual Property Clinic

Do you need advice and guidance on any of the following?

    • Who owns my idea?
    • Can I protect my idea?
    • Can I discuss my idea with others?
    • I want to apply for funding, what do I need to think about re. IP?
    • What happens with IP when I collaborate with another organisation?

If you are an NHS employee or have an NHS honorary contract and would like some advice, please contact to book a slot to speak to James Turner, Senior Innovation manager at MidTECH.

Location: Institute of Translational Medicine (ground floor café breakout room), Mindelsohn Way.

13 June 2024, 1.30-3pm

Getting started in research: how to make things happen

We are excited to invite Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists with an interest in exploring how to get started in research to a webinar on 13th June. This will cover the various clinical academic career pathways and how to access these. Chaired by Professor Annie Topping, the webinar will also feature case studies from both pre-doc and post-doc career stages. Dr Emma Sutton will close the webinar by presenting an introduction to abstracts, and what needs to be considered when writing one. Colleagues from all BHP organisations are welcome to register. 

Register for free here.

Location: Online (webinar)

26 Jun, 10.30-2pm

RegMetrics – how to navigate the complex regulatory landscape of medical devices

Are you working on medical devices? What is the classification of your device? Do you know which part of the regulations do you need to adhere to? How can you progress the development of your medical device without getting ‘stuck’ in the complex network of device regulations?

RegMetrics is an online digital platform developed to support health technology innovators to navigate the complex world of medical device regulation. The technology was initially developed at the University of Oxford as a solution for a need observed within the community of innovators.

Register here. 

Location: Chemical Engineering Building (Room 112), University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

No prior knowledge is needed to take part, but you will need to bring your own laptop. 

Past events

28 Nov 2023, 12-1.45pm

Getting started in research: making it happen

Are you a medical or dental clinician with an interest in exploring how to get started in research?

If so, you are invited to an exciting free online event featuring talks from some senior leaders from across the Birmingham Health Partners group, with national and international reputations in research. There is also a talk from the Academy of Medical Sciences about grants and career development opportunities within AMS.

9 Nov 2023, 4-6pm

BHP Lecture Series – Professor Mary Dixon Woods

This lecture will briefly outline challenges in quality and safety in healthcare, will identify the patchy history of attempts to make improvements, will emphasise the need to build and evidence base for improvement, and will outline some of the challenges and opportunities in evidence generation.

Mary Dixon-Woods is Director of THIS Institute and The Health Foundation Professor of Healthcare Improvement Studies in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge.

24 Jan 2023, 4-5.30pm

Future strategic directions for NIHR: a BHP seminar by Professor Lucy Chappell

The Department of Health and Social Care’s Chief Scientific Adviser joins BHP to reflect on maximising the impact of health and care research in the UK, as well as her personal journey at DHSC – including taking up her role in the midst of the pandemic.

Professor Chappell has overall responsibility for DHSC research and development, including the NIHR, and supporting the department’s analysis function.

14 Jun 2022, 4-5pm

Narrowing the health inequalities gap post-pandemic: a BHP seminar by Dr Bola Owolabi

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director of Healthcare Inequalities, will deliver a seminar focusing on the work being done in NHS England and NHS Improvement to narrow the health inequalities gap and will discuss what individual practitioners can do to contribute.

Dr Owolabi will field questions about the policy landscape and programme of work as well as her own career journey.

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