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A regular look at forthcoming events, courses and information relevant to nursing research

Research in progress

Over £300,000 is available this year from the Smith & Nephew Foundation to enable nurses, midwives and health visitors to complete their PhD or Masters. Applications are invited from those whose area of study fits in with the theme of the awards: Is nursing making a difference? The closing date for applications is 4 May 2001. For more information, please view their website, www.snfoundation.org.uk/nur_fellow.htm">http://www.snfoundation.org.uk/nur_fellow.htm">www.snfoundation.org.uk/n... or contact The Administrator, Smith & Nephew Foundation. Tel: 020 7960 2276. Fax: 020 7960 2298. Email: barbara.foster@smith-nephew.com .

Research funding

The BUPA Foundation is to award £10,000 to recognise an exceptional example of work that demonstrates an improved clinical outcome for patients or clients using a multi-disciplinary approach. The Clinical Excellence Award is one of five categories within the BUPA Foundation scheme, which is now in its 22nd year. Applications are encouraged

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Research in progress

Over £300,000 is available this year from the Smith & Nephew Foundation to enable nurses, midwives and health visitors to complete their PhD or Masters. Applications are invited from those whose area of study fits in with the theme of the awards: Is nursing making a difference? The closing date for applications is 4 May 2001. For more information, please view their website, www.snfoundation.org.uk/nur_fellow.htm">http://www.snfoundation.org.uk/nur_fellow.htm">www.snfoundation.org.uk/n... or contact The Administrator, Smith & Nephew Foundation. Tel: 020 7960 2276. Fax: 020 7960 2298. Email: barbara.foster@smith-nephew.com.

Research funding

The BUPA Foundation is to award £10,000 to recognise an exceptional example of work that demonstrates an improved clinical outcome for patients or clients using a multi-disciplinary approach. The Clinical Excellence Award is one of five categories within the BUPA Foundation scheme, which is now in its 22nd year. Applications are encouraged from clinicians in any discipline – including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, radiographers, and pharmacists – and from allied professions. Entries must demonstrate the development and delivery of clinically effective care through multidisciplinary collaboration. Entries may include initiatives that are part of Clinical Governance, as outlined in The New NHS Modern, Dependable, HMSO 1997 and A First Class Service, HMSO 1998. The organisers must receive all submissions for the BUPA Foundation Clinical Excellence Award by 2 July 2001 at the latest. For further information on how to enter please contact the Awards administrator. Tel: 020 7656 2246.

Dissemination

The NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, at the University of York, has made available online the Effectiveness Matters Bulletin, Vol 5, Issue 1, which deals with ‘Accessing the evidence on clinical effectiveness’, at: www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/em51.htm.

Conferences and forums

Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust’s Care Pathway Study Day, called Care pathways – the right direction is on 9 May 2001 at Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary. This study day covers all aspects of care pathway development and implementation. It will be of interest to any nursing and medical staff interested in care pathways. For further details/booking form please call Deborah Patterson, tel: 01274 365719, or Emma White, tel: 01274 365765, or email: emma.white@bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk.

The East London and Essex Network of Researchers (ELENoR) Primary Care Nurses Forum will be meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London, on 24 May 2001, 2-4pm. Further details are available on the website: www.doh.gov.uk/ntrd/rd/pricare/elenor/ or from the network manager, Helen Fosam. Tel: 020 7882 7702. Email: h.c.fosam@mds.qmw.ac.uk.

The ENB’s annual Research and Development conference will be held on 9 May 2001 at 1 Great George Street, London. For more information, contact Cathy Kitto. Tel: 020 7391 6285. Email: ckitto@enb.org.uk.

The Department of Academic Legal Studies, Nottingham Law School, and the Medical Protection Society will present a national conference, called Health Law and Our Children on 10 May 2001 at Nottingham Trent University. For further information please visit the website: www.man.ac.uk/rcn/conference/ntu.doc or contact the NCL Centre. Tel: 0115-848 6409. Email: ncladmin@ntu.ac.uk. Registrations must be received by 26 April 2001.

For all those working in learning disability services and students of learning disability studies, the Association of Practitioners in Learning Disability (APLD)’s conference, called Partnerships: Problems, Progress and Priorities, to be held in Derbyshire on 14 May 2001, is an opportunity to explore differing perspectives on partnership within learning disabilities in the light of new health and social care arrangements, and the increased involvement of users and carers in service provision. For further information, please contact APLD. Tel: 01423-331 404, e-mail: apld@apld.freeserve.co.uk.

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