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NHS Research & Development Forum

The UK professional network for the
research management, support & leadership
community in health and care

The NHS R&D Forum connects, supports and represents those in R&D roles who are working to benefit patients and the public by enabling healthcare research and innovation to happen in the UK. We host the UK directory for all R&D offices and non-commercial Sponsors and the NHS R&D Forum resources exchange. 

We want to see improvement in health and care through inclusive impactful quality research that is rooted in our organisations and systems, enabled by an effective and valued R&D professional workforce. 

Working to advance our practice we share and develop resources, create standards, support colleagues, and provide a quality learning and development Programme that includes training, symposia, networking opportunities, events and roundtable discussions.

Through our groups and partnerships, community insights and expertise we aim to shape the health and care environment for research; influencing UK policy and practice system-wide as well as in our own organisations. We are open to all across the community to join and get involved.

Round Table Report
Groups & Current Work

Round Table Report

The R&D Forum held its first virtual Round Table discussion on 18th November 2020. Attendees enjoyed an hour of discussion with Trudi Simmons, DHSC Head of Research Finance who was joined for the Q&A by James Hughes, Research Manager at NHS England & Improvement. Read the report by clicking on the button below.
Forum Response to CQC Strategy
Influence & Representation

Forum Response to CQC Strategy

The CQC are developing their next strategy and have shared their latest thinking on a range of key areas. Click on the button below to find out more about the latest thinking and how to provide your response to the first phase of this strategy.
REFLECT & CONNECT - 25-29 January 2021
Learning & Development

REFLECT & CONNECT - 25-29 January 2021

Find out more about the series of online sessions at our event organised in partnership with the Research Quality Association (RQA). Speakers include national leaders from key government departments, research regulators & research leads of high-profile studies.
Archiving Masterclass - 20th January
Learning & Development

Archiving Masterclass - 20th January

Our next Archiving Masterclass will take place in the virtual classroom on 20th January 2021. To find out more and to book your place on this course click on the button below.
Join the coffee chat
Groups & Current Work

Join the coffee chat

Each week R&D Forum working group members host a virtual coffee chat bringing R&D professionals together to review developments, to share practice and to support each other. Click below for more information.
Groups & Active Projects
Groups & Current Work

Groups & Active Projects

Our groups are core to the value of the Forum and generate outputs in our 4 key themes. Click on the button below to find out more about our current projects and areas of interest.

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