Several highly interactive workshop sessions will also be run. They will be broadly structured around the following themes but these are highly flexible, so if a topic you are interested in is not covered, please ask!
How to develop a Trial?
A broad overview of the things to consider when setting up a trial, including who to contact, how to set up a steering group, overview of R&D/IRAS/HRA/REC, external agencies that can help (CRNs, R&D design service, PCPIE), principles of trial design, practical tips on getting funding, engaging investigators and heading off common problems.
How to conduct Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses?
The appeal of these projects is that they can often be run without external funding or ethics/R&D approval, however their methodology is often complex and daunting. Join us to unravel to mysteries of these projects that are considered to be the highest form of evidence available for a particular intervention.
Quality Improvement (QI) Methodology
The overall aim of all research in the health services is to improve the care delivered to patients. In this workshop, we will discuss exactly how this improvement is performed, including how to get ‘buy-in’ from your department and how to measure whether your intervention has had an effect.