NIHR workshop on Surgery Research interviews and videos now available
News release from NETSCC, HTA
16 March 2012
On February 9th, the NIHR held a workshop at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. The aim was to provide information about the support and funding available from the NIHR for applied health research in surgery. The call opened on the 23 February and runs until 25 May 2012.
Over 275 delegates attended the workshop, representing a wide range of surgical disciplines and backgrounds.
You can now view videos of the presentations made at the workshop. In addition three interviews filmed at the event provide helpful tips for researchers and research teams that are interested in applying for funding.
For further information about the NIHR call for Surgery Research please visit the NIHR website.
Notes for editors
1. The National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme funds research about the effectiveness, costs, and broader impact of health technologies for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS. It is the largest NIHR programme and publishes the results of its research in the Health Technology Assessment journal, with over 600 issues published to date. The journal’s 2011 Impact Factor (4.255) ranked it in the top 10% of medical and health-related journals. All issues are available for download, free of charge, from the website. The HTA Programme is funded by the NIHR, with contributions from the CSO in Scotland, NISCHR in Wales, and the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. www.hta.ac.uk.
2. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world. For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk).
Paul Davey, Programme Manager (Communications)
Telephone: 02380 595 4309, Email: P.A.Davey@southampton.ac.uk