Sometimes the ability to advance our practice and influence others requires good old-fashioned discussion. The Forum is all about community relationships, connecting members to work together and virtual discussion forums are great for this purpose.
Roundtable discussions can be based around new or emerging hot topics, tricky areas of practice or just facilitated ‘group thinking time. We can also arrange for discussions to be with policy makers, experts and regulators in some cases. Of course we hope that all meetings will result in groups to take forward outputs or resources to share with the wider community but this is not the first purpose.
COVID Coffee Chat
Join colleagues at 11am every Thursday morning.
Every week during lockdown the R&D Forum working group members have hosted a virtual coffee chat to review developments, to share practice and to support each other whilst quickly developing a national perspective of the practical issues affecting the development and delivery of research, including how these have changed as the UK-wide response has developed.
The groups from across the R&D management, support and leadership community have thus been uniquely placed to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of the national approach and to help with the national policy and guidance being produced. The R&D Forum will continue to support the Department of Health & Social Care and partners across the system to deliver the required COVID-19 research in a speedy and safe manner.
Whilst these calls have been set up during the COVID-19 pandemic they are also a great way of connecting and sharing all activities with peers