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Recorded training

The NIHR Academy held their NIHR Academy Doctoral Training Camp virtually in September 2021 and have made several training sessions publicly available. These include sessions on:

  • Lessons learned when applying for postdoctoral funding

  • The art of framing your research question

  • Get Value and benefit from Patient and Public Involvement

  • How to make a good research funding application

  • Presentation skills for panel interviews

The Academy also organises regular training webinars to support the NIHR research community. For recordings see their YouTube channel. To learn about upcoming events check their events webpage.

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research regularly organises training webinars. Recorded sessions include:


Written materials

The NIHR Academy offers support for workshop organisation through communications networks and promotional activities. Download the Clinical Trials Guidance for Trainees document.

The Health Foundation has produced a useful toolkit for communicating your research more effectively.

 For more resources on patient and public involvement and engagement, see the dedicated webpages.


Mentoring & networking

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) run a mentoring scheme, The Primary Health Care Scientists group (PHoCuS) which supports primary care academics who don't have a medical background working in Academic Primary Care departments or groups. 

The NIHR Statistics Group is a network of statisticians and clinicians from around the UK.

WISE GP is a network for everyone involved in delivering primary healthcare and patients who use it.

There are several NIHR Incubators which provide nation-wide networking opportunities for researchers in specific areas or methodologies.


Career development

Vitae can support you to realise your potential. Information and advice to help you be a more effective researcher and develop your career in or outside academia.