03 December 2014
Research for All 2014 Research and Development Event
Research and Development welcomed over 180 AWP
and NHS staff, public members, local researchers, academics and
managers to its annual Research and Development Event held at
Chippenham Town Hall on November 13th.
This was a day packed with workshops, presentations, discussions
and keynote speakers celebrating a wide variety of projects and
involvement in research.
R&D Director Julian Walker said 'Since our conference last
year the R&D department has grown both in staff numbers and our
research portfolio. We are delighted to welcome many new members
and collaborators to our expanding team.'
The event was a chance to hear about what research has been
going on over the last year, why research is so important in
clinical practice and about changes in research networks.
There was also the opportunity to hear feedback from people who
have been involved in research including a short film featuring
service users and carers talking about their personal experiences
of being involved in research in AWP. To view this powerful
film, click here
The Research for All event showcased key R&D initiatives
launched in 2014 including the Memory Research
Register, Research Link Coordinator and 'Everyone
Included' all focussed on giving service users and carers
more opportunities to be involved.
As well as the presentations and workshops, there was a
competition for the best poster. The winner was Hannah
Toogood for her poster on 'Increasing opportunities for patients
with learning disability to participate in research'
There will be further R&D events in 2015 and beyond….save
Public Involvement Afternoon 8th July 2015-
designed for the public to come and hear more about research.
Annual Research & Development Event 16th