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Get Involved in Research

Get Involved in Research

Everyone benefits from research. It allows NHS to innovate and develop new treatments and interventions. There still is so much that is unknown and research helps to widen our knowledge about the best way to care for you and your family.

Safety is our number one priority; healthcare research follows strict rules to ensure it is safe for research participants. Research studies go through robust checks which are carried out by both the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Trust.

NEL Evidence, Innovation, and Connections, #NELEvidence23
Tuesday 26th September 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm at City Gates Conference Centre, 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford, IG11BH.

The ‘NEL Evidence, Innovation and Connections Conference’ will be taking place in September, focusing on primary care for everybody working within the sector of North East London (NEL)’s health and care system.

The event, which is provided by the North East London Primary Care Knowledge Specialist (NELPCKS) Service and funded by NELFT Medical Education, will focus on the latest advances in evidence-based practice. It will provide a platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas and exploring innovations.

The event is open to everybody working across the NEL health and care system, and is free to attend. Registration is required via Eventbrite.

ICS Research Engagement and Network (REN) Development Programme

NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) are jointly funding a programme to support ICSs to work with research and community partners in developing local approaches to:

  • Increase diversity in research participation through community engagement.
  • Develop and grow research engagement networks.
  • Build sustainable approaches that align with local priorities.

The REN Development Programme is its final stage, having followed through with its first round of funding in 2023/23.

Cohort 2 funding opened on the 31st July, and proposals should be returned by 12pm on Wednesday, 20th September. All activity is expected to be delivered through partnership working between the ICB, the local VCSE sector, and local NIHR Clinical Research Network or other NIHR infrastructure.

All application information can be found in the relevant folders on Future NHS. Those interested will need to register to access this workspace via the FutureNHS website. For any queries, please contact