Useful links and resources
Several training sessions are publicly available from the NIHR Academy Doctoral Training Camps. These can be found on the NIHR YouTube channel: NIHRtv
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 NIHR School for Primary Care Research regularly organises training webinars. Recorded sessions include:
- Diversity in Research Participation
- How to implement a virtual programme for Patient and Public Involvement
The NIHR Research Design Service held an workshop 'Starting Research' which is now available to watch online.
Watch the NIHR Research careers for nurse, midwives and allied health professionals webinar.
The Health Foundation has produced a useful toolkit for communicating your research more effectively.
Common Characteristics of a great fellowship application - Eileen Kaner, Professor of Public Health & Primary Care Research and Director of the Applied Research Collaboration for the North East and North Cumbria (ARC NENC), and Umesh Kadam, Professor of General Practice and Public Health Research, are co-chairs of the NIHR Advanced Fellowship Funding Committee. Together, they discuss what the committee looks for when shortlisting applications.
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.
Health Talk have shared resources, aimed at supporting nurse, midwives and allied health professionals move into research.
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.
The NIHR incubator Wessex REACH supports researchers from all backgrounds and with any level of experience. It provides inclusive opportunities along with advice and support.