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Groups & Current Work

Working together to advance our practice and to shape
the health and care environment for research.

Our groups are core to the value of the Forum, generating outputs in our four key themes. Representing the R&D community and meeting regularly with partners our group members are a key source of support and expertise to all.

Forum groups

  • 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 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.

Group members support and represent both the community and the Forum in their area of expertise. Request to join a group by emailing the individual group chair or or email us at

If you would like to start or lead a virtual group please contact us with your proposal. All groups represent the community and the Forum as a whole and must adhere to our values. Email us at