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Influence & Representation

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Influence & representation

A large part of our work involves listening and representing the R&D community at meetings, events and roundtables. Insights and intelligence from our members enable representatives to feed into Forum active projects as well as key stakeholder work streams, Government and UK policy. 

Feed in below to the current conversations and work-streams.

Forum feeds into CQC Strategy

The CQC are developing their next strategy and have shared their latest thinking on a range of key areas. The Forum groups feel that research is notably missing from the strategy so far and wish to shape the next iteration. We will be coordinating our response with our partners from right across the research community in the coming weeks as the formal consultation process gets underway and we have already submitted an initial view point. However, we would like to submit comment from the Forum in this immediate first phase so please do feed in your thoughts. Find out more about the CQC strategy here

Read the initial view point submitted by the R&D Forum

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General feedback

Share your thoughts on anything you feel should be worked on or escalated to policy makers, regulators and stakeholders

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Forum collates experience of CQC inspection and research

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Forum contributes to ETC feedback

This is a multi stakeholder monthly feedback meeting to oversee the impact of the management of ETCs for research

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Forum contributes to the National Restart Advisory Meeting

This is a multi-stakeholder meeting to oversee the national recovering of research during COVID-19

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R&D Forum contributes to the NIHR Framework for Restart

The Forum, along with a large number of stakeholders, has been closely involved in developing the NIHR framework for re-starting studies in NHS organisations. The document is a framework, not detailed guidance, and implementation will be an iterative process requiring local leadership and decision-making as we gain experience in opening up studies during what will probably be a fluctuating situation for the NHS dealing with Covid-19.

Maria Palmer, Director of the Forum, is on the Advisory Board that will be contributing to the further development and implementation of the framework. To inform her feedback we are gathering real time intelligence via the COVID coffee hangouts, working group members and feedback from the wider community.

It would be helpful if you could report any concerns and issues encountered as you restart paused studies and start new ones so that we can identify areas that need further clarification and so that the experiences of our community can be brought back to the Advisory Board.

Our weekly COVID-19 hangouts provide extremely valuable insights from R&D teams that inform our input to the advisory board and we will be extending these to include more members of the community over the next few weeks. If you would like to take part in these please also get in touch.

Please feed in any insights, experience or information as you re-start, as these will directly inform our input into the group.

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