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Organisation Description

Health and Care Research Wales is a national, multi-faceted, virtual organisation funded and overseen by the Welsh Government’s Division for Social Care and Health Research. It provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development (R&D), runs a range of responsive funding schemes and manages the NHS R&D funding allocation.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Valid Informed Consent in Research

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This half day course is aimed at research staff working in the NHS and social care settings who are involved in the recruitment of people to research studies. Topics covered within the course include an awareness of the law and consent; the consent process; the skills and knowledge necessary and ethical issues in consent. Delegates will be expected to participate in group work exploring legal and ethical issues in consent within research scenarios.

  • An Introduction in Research Methods

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This course is aimed at new research staff and non-clinical staff; clinical staff and service users considering expanding their research role. This full day course includes the purpose and stages of the research process; developing a research question; an overview of research methodologies and data generation.

  • Cancer Researchers’ Introductory Course

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This one day course is aimed at newly appointed research staff working in the oncology field. The course is introductory and pre-supposes only a basic understanding of biology. A short review of normal cell biology is provided as pre-reading. Topics covered include the nature and symptoms of cancer incidence and survival rates in the UK; cell biology; diagnosis & investigations; cancer treatment (surgery; radiotherapy; and drug therapy) and survivorship

  • Good Clinical Practice Refresher

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This half day course fulfils the mandatory requirements for GCP training update and has been developed by the NIHR in collaboration with the MHRA. The course is designed to update research professionals and staff by exploring the principles and standards of GCP; the EU Directives; UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework requirements covering clinical trials and other research studies conducted in Wales.

  • Introduction to Good Clinical Practice

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    The course is designed to meet the needs of people who are recruiting participants and gathering study data in local research sites in order to apply GCP and the EU Directives; UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework into daily practice. This includes clinical trials and other research conducted within health and social care settings in Wales. The day is built around group activities and work-based scenarios with the aim of preparing participants to improve their implementation of GCP when they return to their workplace.

  • Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 Trails

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This full day course is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in the recruitment of patients into Phase 1 and 2 trials for example; research nurses; clinical studies officers; medics; clinical nurse specialists. This course is structured around filmed consultations with clinicians and patients (actors role-playing patients and relatives). The consultations include end-of treatment; dose escalation and novel agent consultations. The course explores information needs of research participants in early phase studies; giving complex information to potential participants and provides resources for skills development.

  • Involving the Public in the Design & Conduct of Research: Building Research Partnerships

    Training Course | Health and Care Research Wales

    This full day course is part of the Involving People induction programme and is aimed at Involving People network members who wish to increase their understanding of the research process and expand their research role. Researchers wishing to improve their understanding of user involvement in research are also welcome to attend. This full day interactive course includes an overview of the research cycle and lay involvement; a discussion of service user roles and responsibilities and practical tips for effective involvement.