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Upcoming Events:

17th January - 16th March 2024

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The Ethnicity and Health Unit in Collaboration with North West London Integrated Care System (NWL ICS) and Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon & Hounslow CVS' are running a series of free Health Roadshows to encourage Northwest London's diverse communities to engage with research. The Health Roadshows will be delivered through our ICS REN Funded Community Research Champions project. 

Each borough will have a specific focus supporting a bottom-up, hyper-local approach, whilst being aligned with a common agenda in increasing diversity in research participation as well as pursuing a hypertension focus, a NWL ICS research and innovation priority linked to Core20PLUS5 that disproportionately impacts minority ethnic groups.

Our Health Roadshows will deliver free workshops, offer holistic support and include free health checks available to all attendees!

Take your health in your hands and join us and attend one of our Health Roadshows

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This event is associated with our Ethnicity and Health Unit


22nd February & 4th March 2024

Children and young people (CYP) account for over 20% of the UK population, over 10% of healthcare spending but only around 5% of health research funding. Increasing participation of CYP in research could lead to more effective and evidence-based interventions to improve childhood obesity, mental

health, and health inequalities.

 

In partnership with the Mohn Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing and AYPH, we are offering free training to researchers to build confidence around involving young people in shaping research. This course is co-designed and delivered with young trainers and provides a space to explore the issues from a practical and young person-centred perspective. 


 

We are hosting two sessions:

 

Training will be tailored to the priorities that emerge from the survey below.

 

If you have any questions about the training please contact info@ayph.org.uk.

 

Complete the survey

 

We would like to better understand the barriers health researchers face in engaging children and young people in research. Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey about challenges you may have faced in your work and the support you feel would help researchers to develop more research with children and young people. Your contribution will help us to shape training for health researchers and to develop programmes to address the barriers to health research with children and young people. 


Complete the Survey - Have your say!

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Past Events:

Join the Evaluation Learning Network 2024 Series – Register Now for Workshop #1: Planning an Evaluation


Date: Wednesday 24th January 2024

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Online (MS Teams)


Join us as we extend the success of our inaugural workshop series from 2021 to 2023 into 2024! We are thrilled to extend a special invitation to you for the first ARC Northwest London Evaluation Learning Network Workshop on 2024, taking place on 24th January, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM on MS Teams. This workshop marks the kickoff of a dynamic series scheduled throughout the year.


This year promises even more insightful sessions, covering how to plan for, conduct, and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations. The Workshop will be conducted three times a year on the following dates:


Workshop 1: Planning an Evaluation – Wednesday, 24 January 2024


Workshop 2: Conducting Evaluation - Wednesday, 8 May 2024


Workshop 3: Reporting, Communication, and Follow-up - Wednesday, 6 November 2024


The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network. 

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects. 

The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can: 


Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.


A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.


How will it work?

Registration is now open for the first workshop in a series of three, spread across the 2024 calendar year. This inaugural workshop, focusing on Planning an evaluation, is scheduled to last 1 hour and will cover topics such as:


We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible to create a learning community environment. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss your experience and challenges with evaluations with participants and ARC NWL experts. 


Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.


Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.


Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey. Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you are interested in sharing your evaluation work with other peers or have any questions regarding the workshop, please get in touch with Husa Aldossary.

Save The Date

Our next Collaborative Learning Event will be held on the 9 May 2024.

Watch this space for more information.

Collaborative Learning Event

Leading in uncertain times:  Delivering care for today’s and tomorrow’s needs  

Date: 7 November 2023

Times: 10am – 4pm

Venue: St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9PJ

Aim:

We bring together the people whose work improves population health and the quality of care in NW London for bi-annual events that provide collaborative learning experiences themed around a timely and relevant theme.

Who is this event for?:

People with an interest or whose work relates to researching and/or improving the health and care of populations in Northwest London.

Why attend?:

Our Collaborative Learning Events change the mode of learning throughout the day giving a range of learning and development opportunities. The events will provide you with ways to operationalise strategic objectives and give you practical skills that you can use in your work.

The event includes a packed programme - visit the registration website for more:

Event Context:


Integrated Care Systems are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver coordinated health and care services for the population of an area. Poorer, ageing and diverse populations need cohesive, local health and social care systems that are accessible and work for them. How much integrated health systems can achieve in reducing the burden of ill health will depend in part on the effective collaboration between health and social care but also, crucially, on how well they can bring together and develop community-based health and care networks that promote healthy lives.

Sustained local population and public health measures to improve the health of a population, should in time reduce the need for medical interventions and so allow re-distribution of resources for health and social care. Failure to embrace population health within the health system has in the past been costly both financially and in terms of disease burden. Despite this being a time of unprecedented stress for both health and social care systems, working at pace to change embedded working practices and develop collaboration across health and social care boundaries and within localities has become a priority.

Communities want to trust their local health and care systems, which should be tuned to local needs and especially to the voices of those who may be marginalised, forgotten and in greater need. Neighbourhoods and local communities are well positioned to become the centre of the emergence of effective population health activities. By linking such local activities and networks with local health and social care organisations, an integrated system can both promote healthy living, provide effective health care, and be better able to listen.

Building local health promotion activities and networks should reflect local strengths and heed local voices – and differences in approach in different localities will emerge. Much can be learned from the experience of those already doing this – for example about the support needed by local leaders and their teams; how to develop collaborative practices across different working cultures; how to manage and work with competing values and being aware of possible pitfalls.

Event Learning Objectives:

A series of linked events 

In the next three NIHR ARC Northwest London Collaborative Learning Events, we aim to explore three aspects of local development and integration of population health within health systems.

The first event will look at examples where health communities are coming together to combine population measures with individual care and ask: “Who are the likely leaders and what are the demands on leaders and their teams?”

In the second we will focus on the development of a workforce able to collaborate across health and care boundaries.

In the final event, we will come together to consider how to recognise important changes and ensure sustainability across a health community to come together to consider how to recognise important changes and ensure sustainability.

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #3: Reporting, Communication and Follow-up

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021 and 2022, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its third year. We are delighted to announce the third of three NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2023. This year, we will once again cover how to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network. 

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects. 

The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can: 

Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.

A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.

How will it work?

This is the third in a series of three workshops spread across the 2023 calendar year. This workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Reporting and Communication and Follow-up, including: 

We will be welcoming Dr Laura Lennox and Dr Natasha Dsouza as guest speakers, who will share their experiences and insights from reporting and communicating the results of recent evaluations they undertook.

We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible (answering your questions and hearing about your evaluations throughout) to create a learning community environment. 

Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.

Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey. Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Husa Aldossary.

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NIHR ARC NWL and the Imperial College AHSC invites you to join us for our joint Webinar on Reverse Innovation in the NHS; a case study on Community Health and Wellbeing


Date: Wednesday 6th September 2023

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Online via Zoom webinar

Reverse innovation is an innovation developed in a low or middle-income country which is then adopted by a high-income country. It has been identified as a key emerging trend in global health systems, as these innovations do more with less and challenge a more traditional knowledge flow from rich to poor countries. In this seminar, two leading experts will discuss their research, focusing on a case study from Brazil, and answer your questions.

Speakers on the day:

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Dr Matthew Harris

ARC NWL Innovation and Evaluation Theme Lead and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Imperial College London, will present his research on the concept of reverse innovation; biases, evidence frameworks and the background of Community Health and wellbeing workers in Brazil.

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Dr Cornelia Junghans Minton

ARC NWL Adult Social Care Theme Lead and Senior Clinical Fellow in Primary Care and Social Care Lead in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. She will discuss her work on the challenges in primary care, the West London case study and its impact.

For any queries or for further information please contact ahsc.news@imperial.ac.uk

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This event is supported by our Innovation and Evaluation theme and our Adult Social Care Theme in partnership with Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre

Best for You: Learning Network Event

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Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Online

NIHR ARC Northwest London is hosting an event on the 23rd of May to share learning about the implementation and use of a Digital Hub that supports the mental health needs of children and young people. The Digital Hub is one element of Best for You, a programme that aims to deliver a new model of care to integrate young people’s mental health services within paediatric and emergency settings in northwest London. 

The programme has been set up through partnerships between Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, West London NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and the CW+ charity. Best for You includes innovative services including a Day Service, a Young Peoples Centre, and a Community Partnership Programme as well as the Digital Hub. 

The NIHR ARC Northwest London team is evaluating the programme with the aim of developing a model with the potential to be adopted in other parts of England/UK. 

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #2: Conducting an evaluation

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021 and 2022, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its third year. We are delighted to announce the second of three NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2023. This year, we will once again cover how to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network. 

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects. 


The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can: 


Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.

A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.


How will it work?

This is the second in a series of three workshops spread across the 2023 calendar year. This workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Conducting an evaluation, including: 

We will also welcome Laraib Ahmed as a guest speaker, who will share her experience and insights from conducting an evaluation of the Oral Health Programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible (answering your questions and hearing about your evaluations throughout) to create a learning community environment. 

Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.


Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.


Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey. Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.


If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Husa Aldossary.

Collaborative Learning Event: 

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Collaboration across health care communities: New relationships and alliances

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023

Time: 9am - 2:30pm 

Location: St Pauls Centre, Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9PJ


Health and care systems continue to go through change and redesign - this affects work at every level. This event will explore how teams and individuals will need to adapt and adjust working relationships if the new Integrated Care Systems are to achieve collaborative working across the health and care communities. 

Existing pressures have highlighted the need for a better connection across health and social care delivery. The lasting impacts of the pandemic, the crisis in social care and the development of new medical technologies all require new ways of working together. Structural redesign of systems needs to be accompanied by the development of new networks that deliver efficient care with kindness and compassion.

During the event, we will investigate the challenges of revising and developing the new networks essential to achieve effective integrated care in Northwest London, with improved patient care, population health and workforce morale.

Event overview:

What does change in health and care mean for the people working in the system?

Integrated Care Systems (ICS) aim to improve population health outcomes by developing local collaborations between teams and sectors. Effective integration between sectors, organisations and teams requires many people to work differently. Healthcare professionals both clinical and non-clinical will need to reassess and realign many of their working relationships and alliances. Such changes to working practices require trust between groups and the jettison of some traditional and historical ways of working. This is a difficult task at any time, but it is particularly challenging now at a time of considerable stress in the NHS.

This offers the opportunity to redesign care pathways tailored to the needs of the local populations, easing the navigation of care for patients and carers. For the changes to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and access to care, teams will need to be reconfigured and individuals will need to work differently. The difficulties of achieving this should not be underestimated, the event will explore this, and the role kindness and compassion have in supporting teams going through change. 

Attendees will be asked to consider:

what is known about how different groups in health care work together
the types of support staff need to navigate change and realign their working practices
the role for public health research in understanding how individuals can work together to become competent units

Event Schedule: 

9:00am Event opens 

9:00 - 9:45 Registration / Networking / Coffee / Fellowship Posters 

9:45 – 9:50 Prof. Azeem Majeed Introduction and Welcome 

9:50 – 10:05 Improvement Leader Fellowship Graduation 

10:05 - 10:40 Keynote presentation - Dr Dominique Allwood  

10:40 - 11:20 - Learning Lab with Dr Mable Nakubulwa and Dr Rowan Myron 

11:20 - 11:45 COMFORT BREAK 

11:45 - 12:45 Breakout session – Workshop with our research themes 

12:50- 13:20 Panel discussion Chaired by Dr Fiona Moss 

13:20 - 13:30 - Closing remarks - Prof. Azeem Majeed and Ganesh Sathyamoorthy 

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch / Networking / Fellowship posters


*CPD Credits available for attendance.

Register:

Click here to visit the event microsite and to register your free place.

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Community Research Champions - Health and Wellbeing Roadshows

NIHR ARC NWL, in partnership with local voluntary sector, Primary Care Networks and research organisations, aims to increase the diversity of people participating in research in NWL. The project will deliver 10 health roadshows within Brent and Hounslow, delivering key health and wellbeing support and checks.

Help create better healthcare for your community. Share stories and shape services by ensuring we understand the culture and needs of your community. Your health is in your hands. 

To book your place for the Brent roadshows visit the CVS Bent website.

To get more information about the Hounslow roadshows contact juhi@ehcvs.org.uk or megha@ehcvs.org.uk

Upcoming Roadshows

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #1: Planning an evaluation

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021 and 2022, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its third year. We are delighted to announce the first of three NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2023. This year, we will once again cover how to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network. 

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects. 


The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can: 


Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.


A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.


How will it work?

This is the first in a series of three workshops spread across the 2023 calendar year. The first workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Planning an evaluation, including: 



We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible to create a learning community environment. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss your experience and challenges with evaluations with participants and ARC NWL experts. 


Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:


If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.


Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.


Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey. Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Husa Aldossary at h.aldossary22@imperial.ac.uk.

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Tweetchat: Our Journey Into AI

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time: 3pm
Location: ARC NWL Twitter

Join us next week for a live Tweetchat where we will discuss the initial findings from the participatory evaluation of a project co-created with public contributors onAI and Data Science.

This will be of interest to researchers, public contributors and PPI facilitators aiming to involve members of the public in AI and data science. We discuss the initial findings from the participatory evaluation (using creative methods) of the project that co-created with public contributors materials on AI and data science.

Follow and contribute questions using: #JourneyIntoAI

Associated Theme: Patient, Public, Community Engagement and Involvement 

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #3: Reporting, Communication and Follow-up

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its second year. We are delighted to announce the final NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2022. This year, we will once again cover how to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network.

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects.

The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can:


Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.

A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.


How will it work?

This is the third in a series of three workshops spread across the 2022 calendar year. This workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Reporting and Communication and Follow-up, including: 

We will also welcome Dr Laura Lennox as a guest speaker, who will share her experience and insights from reporting and communicating the results of a recent evaluation she undertook.

We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible (answering your questions and hearing about your evaluations throughout) to create a learning community environment. 

We will also plan to reserve some time at the end of the workshop to gather your feedback on the sessions you have attended throughout the year.


Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.


Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.


Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey. Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Skopec at: mark.skopec17@imperial.ac.uk


Associated Theme: Innovation and Evaluation

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Collaborative partnerships for healthier lives: Getting research into practice 

Associated Theme: Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building

About the theme

Delivering centred patient-centred care and closing the translation gap in today’s health services, requires an understanding of care pathways and the impact of all roles “beyond the walls” of a single organisation. 

Integrated care systems aim, through improved collaboration across teams and sectors, to deliver better outcomes for their populations. Patient and population outcomes are not determined by one person or one team, but through the quality of partnerships within the health and social care services that empower communities, the voices of patients and the public. 

Effective collaboration between sectors, organisations, and communities requires, as well as organisational re-structuring, support for the many people in many teams whose way of working will change as collaboration becomes more effective. In developing a truly integrated organisation that reflects the interconnectedness of modern care delivery, relationships and responsibilities must be re-aligned across organisations and communities so that many people can work more collaboratively – and deliver better care and together be better prepared to adopt novel research findings. 

It is now time for us to embrace this within health services research and explore the role we can play as facilitators and collaborators across the health and social care system.

Who is the event for?

Open to those who have an interest in translating evidence into practice and achieving improvements in health behaviours and population health, including but not limited to:

What will you gain?

Following the event, delegates will be able to:

Find out more about what to expect by seeing what happened at our last event: 'Building Back Better'

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AHSC & ARC NWL Joint Seminar Series: Happy healthy children: Implementing what we know

Happy healthy children: Implementing what we know

In collaboration with Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, we are pleased to announce our next webinar. The webinar will be co-presented by NIHR ARC NWL theme leads, Dr Dasha Nicholls and Professor Sonia Saxena.

Associated Themes: Child Population Health & Multimorbidity and Mental Health

Dr Dasha Nicholls, Clinical Reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College and Multimorbidity and Mental Health Theme Lead at NIHR ARC NWL, will talk about her work on mental health conditions in children and young people. 

Professor Sonia Saxena, Professor of Primary Care, Director of the Imperial Child Health Unit at the School of Public Health and Child Population Health Theme Lead at NIHR ARC NWL, will discuss her work on how primary care can improve health across childhood.

To join the event, please register here – the event is free and all are welcome.

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The Climate Crisis and Mental Health: A Special Issue of the International Review of Psychiatry

Associated Themes: Ethnicity & Health Unit and  Multimorbidity and Mental Health 

Signs of climate breakdown are evident across the globe. From wildfires in the US and Europe to heatwaves in India and Pakistan and heavy rainfall in the UK, record-breaking extreme weather events are occurring in every continent and increasing in frequency and intensity. What is unexpected, however, is the speed with which global warming even at the current level of 1C is resulting in climate chaos. Contrary to earlier scientific forecasts that temperatures would rise to over 40C by 2050 in the UK, this record has already been reached by the summer of 2022, prompting leading climate scientists to warn that the future is already here. We are informed that climate breakdown is inevitable and global leaders acknowledge that they are scared, as avoiding the most catastrophic outcomes is the best we can now do.

The fact that climate change is the biggest threat to global public health was recognised more than a decade ago but carbon emissions have simply continued to increase. Estimations of the direct health effects of aspects of climate change such as heat stress, floods, air pollution, food insecurity and the spread of vector-borne disease demonstrate that the global burden of morbidity and mortality is also increasing steeply on every continent. But, despite the recognition that the mental health toll is likely to be as severe, few efforts have been made to quantify this burden, study its extended impact on society, forecast its effects on socio-economic trends of the future or to explore ways by which the negative impacts could be addressed and hope could be harnessed to ensure the best societal outcomes for the future. This collection of research studies, commentaries and analyses attempts to remedy this gap, as it shines a light on this hitherto neglected area of the mental health and wellbeing impacts of climate change.

Join the guest editor Professor Mala Rao (Imperia l College London), Dr Adrian James (President, Royal College Psychiatrists) and authors from around the world for a one-hour webinar to mark the launch of a special issue of the International Review of Psychiatry on the climate crisis and mental health.

Save the date for the NIHR ARCs Implementation Workshop Series starting 19th September 2022

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Click above flyer to register for individual workshops available

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #2: Conducting an evaluation

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its second year. We are delighted to announce the second of three NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2022. This year, we will once again cover how to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

The Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network.

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects.

The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can:

Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.

A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.

How will it work?

This is the second in a series of three workshops spread across the 2022 calendar year. This workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Conducting an evaluation, including:

We will also welcome Laraib Ahmed as a guest speaker, who will share her experience and insights from conducting an evaluation of the Oral Health Programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible (answering your questions and hearing about your evaluations throughout) to create a learning community environment.

Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, included but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.

Book your space

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey

Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Skopec at mark.skopec17@imperial.ac.uk

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Welcoming and Valuing International Students

Date: 27 June 2022

Time: 13:00 14:00 BST

Location: Online

Background 

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have served the NHS since its inception. However, there has not been a standardised induction programme to enable IMGs to be integrated into NHS working and living in the UK. Meanwhile, substantial research evidence has become available to demonstrate the benefits of a comprehensive induction not only for the wellbeing and performance of IMGS but also to patient safety and the delivery of high-quality care.  

A comprehensive induction programme has been in development since 2019 and is now ready to be implemented across NHS Trusts. The aim is to formally launch the induction programme on 27 June 2022. 

A webinar is planned on the day, 27th June 2022 at 13:00 to 14:00. The aim of the webinar is to mark a key milestone in welcoming and valuing IMGs and disseminating information about the induction programme. The induction programme is testimony to the commitment, collaboration, and cooperation of all the appropriate NHS organisations, including NHSEI, HEE, BMA, GMC, and MPS. The launch is an opportunity to celebrate the collaboration and reflect on the need for the continuing partnership to support IMGs throughout their careers. 

It is likely that Trusts will vary in the quality of induction they currently offer. But from the launch date, Trusts will be expected to plan a roadmap to achieve and deliver all aspects of the induction recommended in the guidance. 

What are the objectives?

The purpose of this webinar is to:

Who is the intended audience?

The intended audience for the webinar includes, but is not limited to: 

To register: https://imginductionregister.virtualstudiolive.com/events/welcoming-and-valuing-international-medical-graduates/registration 


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NIHR ARC NWL Collaborative Learning Event - ‘Road to Recovery: Working differently for a better future’

Registrations are now open for our Collaborative Learning Event which will be held 11 May at St Paul’s Centre (Queen Caroline Street, W6 9PJ).

This will be our first in-person Collaborative Learning Event in nearly three years, and since then Covid has had a significant impact on health and social care services. We are inviting you to consider, how will you work differently to support the health and social care sectors as we recover from Covid?

We look forward to engaging with stakeholders, both new and old, to exemplify how we are working differently to ‘Build Back Better’. There will be interactive opportunities to hear about our work and engage with it. We are excited to come together and welcome you to make plans for progress, engage with you to guide and improve our shared learning.

About the theme

Covid has had a devastating impact on health and social care services, from waiting times to the psychological impact on frontline professionals. In September 2021, the UK Government released a new plan for health and social care.1 This included plans to tackle the Covid backlogs and significant investments to reform adult social care. As we look to recover from

the pandemic, we need to consider how we can work together to ‘Build Back Better’ with a focus on high quality health and social care services and improving population health. In our Collaborative Learning Event, we will explore the following questions:

· What are the priorities and risks for the health and social care systems in the recovery from Covid?

· What do we need to do differently to ensure that the health and social care systems can bounce back from the pandemic?

· How can we support the health and social care systems to work differently to respond to and meet the needs of local populations?

Who is the event for?

Open to those who have an interest in translating evidence into practice and achieving improvements in health behaviours and population health, including but not limited to:

· Patients/carers

· GP’s/Practice Managers/Practice Nurses

· NHS provider staff

· Higher Education Institutions partners

· NIHR Partners

· Relevant third sector organisations/community champions

· Local authority/ Social care partners/Public Health Directors and Commissioners

Book a space

For more information and to book your place: https://www.eventsforce.net/eventage/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=99595&eventID=195&CSPCHD=0000010000002fXKuRQdeGf$zamhlRzwTq1B1FnB5YI0vZ1teg

If you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at nihr.arc@imperial.ac.uk

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Evaluation Learning Network – Workshop #1: Planning an evaluation

How to plan for, conduct and effectively report and communicate the results of evaluations of healthcare innovations.

Date: Thursday 7 April 2022
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Online (MS Teams)

After an inaugural workshop series over the course of 2021, the Evaluation Learning Network is back for its second year. We are delighted to announce the first of three NIHR ARC NWL Evaluation Learning Network Workshops of 2022. 

The NIHR ARC NWL Innovation & Evaluation Theme’s extensive experience in capacity building across the sector and suggestions about needs and aspirations of potential participants, have shaped the content and format of the Evaluation Learning Network.

The Evaluation Learning Network is intended to be a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects.

The main objective of the Evaluation Learning Network will be to create an environment where you can:

Why is this important?

Innovation is an essential part of healthcare. Yet, even despite strong supporting evidence, not all new ideas, technologies or processes are widely used and adopted across the healthcare setting. Further, even when they are adopted, they may not have the desired effect, and may change the way healthcare is delivered in ways that were not anticipated.

A structured and well-planned evaluation can be an invaluable tool to better understand the effects and effectiveness of a newly implemented healthcare innovation. By providing a general roadmap for conducting evaluations, and supplementing this with real-world experiences from ongoing projects, we aim to provide our participants with the tools necessary to perform and conduct their own evaluations.

How will it work?

This is the first in a series of three workshops spread across the 2022 calendar year. The first workshop will last 1 hour and cover topics pertaining to Planning an evaluation, including:

We will aim to make the workshop as interactive as possible (answering your questions and hearing about your evaluations throughout) to create a learning community environment. During the workshop we will conduct some practical exercises on your evaluations so that you can leave the workshop with some work done.

Who is the workshop for?

We aim to target a wide range of professionals with an interest in the evaluation space, including but not limited to:

If you are currently involved in an evaluation project and would like to share your experiences during one of the workshops, please reach out to us via the email address below.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers based in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. We are part of the Innovation & Evaluation Theme of the NIHR-funded ARC NWL. Our aim is to study and improve the uptake of evidence-based healthcare innovation through studying the implementation of new ideas in the healthcare sector.

Book your space 

As places are limited please confirm your attendance by completing this pre-course survey

Once you have completed the survey and your attendance has been confirmed, you will be sent an invite via MS Teams.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Skopec: mark.skopec17@imperial.ac.uk

Which women in Northwest London are getting their flu vaccines in pregnancy? Sharing our research findings flyer

Which women in Northwest London are getting their flu vaccines in pregnancy? Sharing our research findings

 

A workshop with NIHR ARC Northwest London to help understand how we can best communicate the findings of our research into flu vaccination during pregnancy. 

Date:  Wednesday 19 January 2022

Time: 10:30-11:30am 

Location: Online (via Zoom)


We would like to invite you to an online Zoom meeting about flu vaccines for pregnant women.

 

Parents and families in Northwest London and also health and social care professionals who may work with families in Northwest London are invited. 

 

We are a team of researchers at Imperial College London and we have recently done a study looking at which pregnant women are getting their flu vaccine in Northwest London.  We want to get feedback on how we can make sure our research makes a difference to the health and care of women and their babies in Northwest London. 


The purpose of this work is to improve health and care for women and their children living in Northwest London, and we’d like to speak with members of the public, and those working with pregnant women, to receive input from our community. 

 

Why is this important? 

In the UK, like other countries, pregnant women are advised to be vaccinated against flu. This is because pregnant women are at higher risk of being seriously ill if they get flu. The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect women and their unborn babies. 

 

We are researchers from Imperial College London and we are doing research into which pregnant women in Northwest London get the flu vaccine and which don’t. We want to improve healthcare for women in Northwest London and increase the number of women who get protected against flu. 

 

How will it work? 

You can help by joining our event will be online using Zoom. We will introduce the issue, share our findings, and give you an opportunity to feed back to us on how we might best communicate these findings to support improvement in health and care for women in Northwest London and beyond. 


 Some questions you might like to think about during the session: 



Who are we? 

A group of researchers based at Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Our Applied Research Collaboration (ARC), Northwest London, is a programme of research aiming to improve health and care through applied health research. 


 Book you space

We would be delighted if you are able to attend – please let us know if you will be attending by emailing Gloria Ihenetu on: g.ihenetu@imperial.ac.uk, with subject 'Flu vaccines in pregnancy workshop'.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the above email address.


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NIHR ARC Northwest London Evaluation Learning Network Workshop
Date: 27 October 2021 from (12:30 – 13:30)
Location: MS Teams

Our Innovation and Evaluation Team invite you to the next and final ARC North-west London Evaluation Learning Network Workshop.

 

The Evaluation Learning Network is a platform where participants can improve their evaluation expertise and receive support with their current evaluation projects. After previously covering Conducting the Evaluation, our final workshop will focus on Reporting and Communication and follow-up. 


The 1-hour workshop will discuss:


We will have several open-ended questions to prompt discussion, but if you have anything specific that you wish to feedback to us, please be prepared to do so at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer, simply email mark.skopec17@imperial.ac.uk your comments and suggestions.

 
Feel free to share this invitation with people you think might be interested, such as:



We will reserve some time at the end of the workshop to gather your feedback on the sessions you have attended throughout the year. As we would like to continue holding these sessions in the future, your comments and suggestions will be invaluable to improving this offering going forward.


> Book your place: https://mskopec.aidaform.com/evaluation-and-learning-network-pre-registration-form-copy

As places are limited, please confirm your attendance as soon as possible using this pre-registration link. You will then receive a confirmation email and calendar invite for the meeting.

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NIHR ARC NWL Collaborative Learning Event – 'Making a difference'
Date: 2 November 2021
Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Location: Online

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Unfortunately, due to the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions we have taken the decision to run the NIHR ARC NWL Learning Event, scheduled for 2 November, online.  We were very much looking forward to welcoming you all to the St Paul's Centre for our first gathering in 2 years but feel it would just not be appropriate to do so at this time.  We will look to meet in person in Spring 2022. 

If you have already registered for the meeting, we will be in touch with details of the online meeting which will follow the same programme and timings as originally planned with the first session beginning at 1330hrs. 

 The full programme can be viewed here.

If you have not yet registered there is still time to do so.  Please book your place by registering now. 

Registration is now open for the NIHR ARC NWL Learning Event.


We are looking forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues to an online virtual Collaborative Learning Event.


> Book your place here: https://www.eventsforce.net/arcnwl21  


As always, you will hear from a range of inspirational speakers and members of the NIHR ARC NWL Themes about the work they are doing in applied health research. 


> View the programme here.


We look forward to seeing you virtually at the NIHR ARC NWL Collaboritive Learning Event.


ARC NWL's June Evaluation Learning Network

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Welcoming all clinicians, researchers or NHS managers based in Northwest London who are evaluating projects!

If you extra support with your ongoing evaluation projects come and join us for our Evaluation Learning Network workshop.

Delivered by the Innovation and Evaluation Theme at ARC NWL 

30th June 2021 from 12:30 to 13:30 via Microsoft Teams

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NIHR ARC NWL Invites You to Register for our online learning event taking place on Tuesday 20 April 2021. The event will run from 1330hrs to 1630hrs with additional time for networking in virtual breakout rooms from 1245hrs - 1330hrs and 1630hrs – 1715hrs. 

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London (NIHR ARC NWL), is part of the NIHR and launched on the 1st of October 2019, as a local collaborative programme in healthcare improvement, to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges of this generation.

The NIHR ARC NWL will undertake high-quality applied health and care research and work across local health and care systems to close the second translational gap by supporting implementation of research and will work collectively with ARCs in other parts of England to ensure national impact.

The programme will be conducted via four research themes and three cross-cutting themes with the overarching goal to: build sustainable infrastructure for continual improvement in health behaviours and population health, and a reduction in health inequalities for the people of north west London.

This online event will welcome attendees old and new involved with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Northwest London. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from our Themes and from our plenary speakers on ‘Working together to improve healthcare’. 

The NIHR ARC NWL Spring Learning Event: Working together to improve healthcare, has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 3 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Activity code: 135103.

More information on the event and the speakers can be found at https://www.eventsforce.net/arcnwl2021

Tweet and follow on the day via our hashtag: #ARCeventNWL @ARC_NWL

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Download presentations from the day

1330_Welcome and introduction_Azeem.pdf
1345_working together_primarycare_Mateen.pdf
1405_working together acutecare_Lucy.pdf

NIHR ARC NWL's Evaluation Learning Network

Are you a clinician, researcher or NHS manager based in Northwest London doing evaluations? 

Do you extra support with your ongoing evaluation projects?

 Come and join the Evaluation Learning Network workshop delivered by the Innovation and Evaluation Theme at ARC NWL 

17 March 2021 from 12:30 to 13:30 via Microsoft Teams

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NIHR ARC NWL's Evaluation Learning Network

Are you a clinician, researcher or NHS manager based in Northwest London doing evaluations? 

Do you extra support with your ongoing evaluation projects?

 Come and join the Evaluation Learning Network workshop delivered by the Innovation and Evaluation Theme at ARC NWL.

2 December 2020 12:30 – 13:30

The next Evaluation Learning network workshop will focus on an introduction to evaluation stages, main challenges in healthcare and tips on improving evaluation plans for improvement projects. 

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NIHR ARC NWL invites you to register for our online learning event 

Thursday 19 November 2020 from 13.30 – 16.30 

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London (NIHR ARC NWL), is part of the NIHR and launched on the 1st of October 2019, as a local collaborative programme in healthcare improvement, to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges of this generation.

The NIHR ARC NWL will undertake high-quality applied health and care research and work across local health and care systems to close the second translational gap by supporting implementation of research and will work collectively with ARCs in other parts of England to ensure national impact.

The programme will be conducted via four research themes and three cross-cutting themes with the overarching goal to -  build sustainable infrastructure for continual improvement in health behaviours and population health, and a reduction in health inequalities for the people of north west London.

This online event will welcome delegates old and new involved with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Northwest London. Delegates will have an opportunity to hear from our Themes and from our plenary speakers on ‘Enabling person centred care’ and ‘Personalising care’. You will also be able to participate in a panel discussion on ‘Health and wellbeing: Making it easy to get involved'.

Download presentations from the day

Child Population Health Theme.pdf
Community Voices_Conversations for change_Samira Ben Omar.pdf
Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building Theme.pdf
Digital Health Theme.pdf
Innovation and Evaluation Theme.pdf
Multimorbidity Theme.pdf
NW London NIHR ARC Nov 2020_Azeem Majeed.pdf
Personalising care through health coaching approaches_Arti Maini.pdf

Re-live the day - follow our hashtag to keep the conversation going. 

#ARCeventNWL

NIHR ARC Cardiovascular Disease meeting

NIHR ARC NWL invites you to join us at our Cardiovascular Disease Meeting

7 February 2020 9.30 – 16.00 

Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

See the agenda below.

Agenda_NIHR ARC CVD meeting 30-01-2020.docx
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Launch Event

National Institute for Health Research 

Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London  

13 November 2019 (12.30 – 16.30 )

St.Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9PJ

Presentations from the day:

St Pauls Centre