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Recorded training

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 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:

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. 


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.

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.


Career development

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.