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The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) Workshop

 

Dr Anne Kilgallen, Chief Executive, Western Health and Social Care Trust would like to invite you to attend a creative and interactive workshop exploring health services research.  The workshop will be facilitated by THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute).

THIS Institute, at the University of Cambridge, is working with a Wellcome Trust award for public engagement to produce a series of creative and interactive workshops exploring health services research.

The workshops are for NHS staff, patients, carers, researchers and anyone else who interacts with the healthcare system.

They aim to show how research evidence is essential for improving the design and delivery of healthcare as well as how research can have a real impact on patients and staff working within the system. The workshops are based around a short theatre piece showing a patient’s journey through care, and then use participatory forum theatre techniques to start conversations around the impact and importance of research.

When: Friday 30 November 2018

Where: Lecture Theatre1, Trust Headquarters, MDEC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00 pm

 

If you wish to attend please RSVP by Tuesday 20 November 2018 to:

Health Improvement, Equality & Involvement Department,

Western Health & Social Care Trust,

Maple Villa, Gransha Park, Londonderry, BT47 6WJ

Telephone: 028 71865127; E-mail: health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net

 

If you have any specific support needs please notify the office as soon as possible.

NIRDP “Our Governance Role” Workshop: 7 November 2018, 4pm to 7pm, Grosvenor Hall, 5 Donegall St, Belfast,

As part of our NIRDP “training” work, we are holding  a Workshop for those who are Trustees/Governors/Directors of Charities and voluntary organisations; or who are thinking of taking up the role.

The Workshop will cover:

  • “Our Governance Role”, led by Eileen Mullan of Strictly Boardroom ; and
  • An overview of GDPR, delivered by NICVA

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how Boards work; and what is needed from Board Members to make their organisations work effectively, as well as to learn about how to manage information , under the new GDPR rules.  It will be fun and very informative; and it’s FREE!

Places are limited, so if you would like to come, please email: christine@nirdp.org.uk by Wednesday 31 October

 

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH CHARGE SYNDROME

Sense Northern Ireland supports children with vision and/or hearing loss and those with multiple and complex needs.

As part of their Touching Lives Project, supported by Big Lottery, we are holding a training and information day with Gail Deuce for professionals on Friday 12th October in Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast and a family day on Saturday 13th October.  This project is primarily aimed at families with children aged 0-12.

CHARGE Syndrome is a rare genetic condition and a leading cause of hearing and vision loss and multi-sensory impairment.  The charity are aware of a number of families with very young children recently diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome in Northern Ireland, and it is likely there are others not known to the charity.  Most children with CHARGE Syndrome have complex and ongoing medical and sensory needs, we hope you will be able to forward this to your colleagues and to families you may know of who might be interested.

There is no cost to professionals or families but places are limited. To find out more about the agenda for professionals, click on the link: Charge Flyer professionals[75134], or for the agenda for families, click here: Charge Flyer parents[75135]

If you would like any further information or are interested in attending please get in touch with Liz Gorman, Family Support Worker, on Liz.Gorman@sense.org.uk or call mb: O7799660006

Register now for Our AGM and Autumn Meeting: 25 Oct, Grosvenor Hall

Register NOW for our annual general meeting and Autumn Meeting, 3-5 pm, 25 Oct, at Grosvenor Hall, BCM, Glengall St.

Our annual general meeting includes formal updates on our report and accounts presented by directors and the appointment of directors to fill current vacancies.

Then this formal business will be followed by updates from

  •  our NIRDP Project Officers, Tanya and Ian;
  • QUB?Centre for Public Health;
  • the Neurological Care Coordinators, and
  • the Ten Thousand More Voices programme.

There will also be tea/coffee and biscuits (and cake!)

Come along to hear about what is happening, and to make your voice heard on future priorities for NIRDP.

Register now- by email to us at info@nirdp.org.uk or  via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nirdp-annual-general-meeting-tickets-51068616607

Huntington’s Disease Association All-Island Conference

      

 

Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland & Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland

Invite you to their Joint Inaugural Conference
Friday 28th September

Canal Court Hotel, Newry, BT35 8HF

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME
12- 1pm            Registration and light lunch/refreshments served
1-1.30pm         Welcome – Sorcha McPhillips, HDANI & HSC speaker – launch of E-learning resource
1.30-1.45pm    Patricia Towey, HDAI brief intro on HDAI and speaker intros
1.45-2.15pm    Lauren Byrne, University College London, HD Department
2.15-2.45pm    Professor Asa Petersén, Lund University, HD Center
2.45-3.15pm    Aoife Gallaher, Bloomfield Hospital, Dublin
3.30-3.45pm   Comfort break tea/coffee
3.45-5.30pm   Interactive workshop on HD management led by HDANI with input from carers and professionals
5.30pm             Closing remarks, photos, certificates

This is a not for profit event with a fee of £20/€22 which includes lunch and materials
Payment can be made on the day or invoiced as appropriate

If you have any questions about the conference or would like to register
email sorcha@hdani.org.uk or call/text 079 8284 3907
email info@huntingtons.ie or call 01 872 1303

Building Research Partnerships: One day workshop

                                                

 

Involving the Public in the Design and Conduct of Research:

Building Research Partnerships

A workshop for Researchers & Members of the Public

11th October 2018, 9:30 am – 4pm, Ulster University Jordanstown

 

 

This free workshop will look at practical ways to involve patients and the public as partners (PPI) in the research process. It will explore the issues related to becoming and being a member of the public involved in research and the role of researchers in facilitating this involvement.

The workshop is aimed at patients, carers and members of the public who are interested in getting involved in research and researchers interested in involving patients, carers and the public in their research.

Why should I attend?

  • As a patient, carer or member of the public, you will gain an understanding of what it means to be involved in research at each stage of the research process.
  • As a researcher, you will gain an understanding of how patients, carers and the public can get involved in research, practical tips, the opportunity to share your research expertise and build research partnerships.

 

Registration:

To register your interest for this workshop please contact: cara.mcclure@hscni.net  or Tel: 028 9536 3399 by 1st October 2018.

 

Places will only be confirmed after the closing date.

 

 

EURORDIS Winter School 2019 applications are now open!

 

The EURORDIS Winter School on Scientific Innovation and Translational Research consists of one week face-to-face training held in Paris in March.

The next on-site training will take place on 11-15 March 2019 at the Imagine Institute in Paris. Apply now to take part in a week of face-to-face training, applications close 15 September.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid October.

For more information or to register your interest log on to https://openacademy.eurordis.org/winterschool/

 

Building Research Partnerships Workshop: 11 October 2018

The Public Health Agency Research and Development division is pleased to announce the next ‘Involving the Public in the Design and Conduct of Research: Building Research Partnerships’ workshop will take place in Ulster University Jordanstown on 11 October 2018 from 9.30am until 4.00pm.

The workshop is free and open to patients, carers and the public interested in becoming involved in research and to researchers who are interested in involving patients, carers and the public in their research.

For more details and to register your interest to attend please click here.

Regional Swallowing Difficulties Engagement Event

Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia) Regional Service User and Carer Engagement Event Thursday 16th August 12:30pm—3:30pm

Seagoe Parish Centre, Portadown

Lunch available on arrival

 

The Public Health Agency is leading on work across Northern Ireland to help improve safety and quality of life for adults with swallowing difficulties.

They are keen to hear the views of those living with or affected by the condition so if you have swallowing difficulties or if you care for someone who does, your attendance and input at this event would be extremely valued.

The Public Health Agency is particularly keen to engage with service users and carers with experience of dysphagia, including users and/or carers from the key areas below:

  • Adult Learning Disability
  • Neurology
  • Stroke
  • Mental Health
  • Carers of people with dementia or the person with dementia if they are able to attend
  • Those with experience in an acute setting
  • Those in receipt of domiciliary care
  • Those with palliative care needs
  • Private Nursing homes
  • Residential homes

If you wish to attend or would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Martin McCrory, Project Lead, at martin.mccrory@hscni.net by Friday 10th August

                          

Queens University Belfast request for research participation

Information, Education, and Social Media Resources for Rare Disease:

Are you part of a collaborative group working in the area of rare diseases in Northern Ireland?

Queen’s University would welcome the opportunity to interview you (via telephone or in person) to evaluate awareness of rare diseases and the related information and educational resources available for patients, their families and healthcare professionals.

We are hoping to improve rare disease resources in Northern Ireland and would appreciate your help so that we can identify important priorities for local development.  This may be creating new information or signposting local individuals to excellent resources that exist elsewhere.

We would love to hear from you.  If you are interested in knowing more please contact Julie McMullan via email at julie.mcmullan@qub.ac.uk

Thank you for considering being part of this important research!