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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.

Essentials of NHS Research
Learning & Development

Essentials of NHS Research

This interactive 2 day course is designed for anyone new to a health care R&D department or for colleagues in industry, academia & the third sector wanting to better understand managing NHS Research.
R&D Forum contributes to new National Group (RRG) during COVID 19
Influence & Representation

R&D Forum contributes to new National Group (RRG) during COVID 19

The NHS R&D Forum community is represented on the advisory board for RRG - a coordinated UK strategy  to shape the UK response to clinical research recovery resilience and growth. Feed in your comments for us to take to the RRG board. 

Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You
Resources

Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You

‘Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You’ is an online guide to help busy non research staff become more aware of their impact on research in their Trust.

Local Capacity & Capability
Learning & Development

Local Capacity & Capability

Our Local Capacity & Capability virtual training course will take place on 28th June 2021. To find out more about this interactive course and to book your place click on the button below.

ICS & Research
Symposium

ICS & Research

This new in-person symposium from the NHS R&D Forum will bring the community together to discuss the updated ways of working, good practice and shared learning on research in Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).

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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