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Research Communications Group

Research communications has shown its value like never before, and there is a huge appetite for information about COVID and non-COVID clinical trials and studies taking place in NHS trusts across the country.

If you have contacts doing a similar research communications role in other trusts, please ask them to contact Rachael via info@rdforum.org.uk so she can set up a distribution list.

Aims

This group aims to discuss and develop best practice for research communications; to share ideas and issues; and support policymakers and the R&D Forum to implement consistent policies and guidance related to research communications.

Meetings will be quarterly and virtually. 
Contact the Group

Contact the group via info@rdforum.org.uk

 

Group Chair:

Adam Shepphard

Group Members:

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  • Lead new work related to the themes, in their specific areas of interest.
  • Create resources where there are gaps
  • Influence partners & invited stakeholders. Discuss their work, ask for opinions and shape policy.
  • Share expertise and gather intelligence from and for the community
  • Horizon scan for what is of interest to the community. Horizon scanning and conducting community surveys
  • Develop consultation responses
  • Act as a point of reference & contact for the members with questions or peer review
  • Feed into general Forum training, conference and events programmes.
  • Champion the NHS R&D Forum and our community.
  • Speak for and represent the research management, support and leadership community.
  • Drive the Forum forward and provide leadership
  • Strategically, proposing Forum content, providing leadership and ensuring oversight of outputs
  • As a point of contact, providing peer support to colleagues
  • As a Task and finish, producing outputs and resources
  • As a space to work out loud, sharing experience and connecting with colleagues.