NIHR Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities research opportunities

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are looking to recruit a full-time Research Fellow and Associate to work on an National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project focussed on the organisation and delivery of hospital care and services to children and young people with and without learning disability.

This posts are available for a 36-month period for 5 days a week from 01.12.15. You will be based within the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health Illness and Disability (ORCHID), a dedicated multidisciplinary research unit in GOSH. The focus of our research is on the impact of health, illness and disability for children and young people and their families, with a particular emphasis on the translational benefits and implementation in clinical practice.

The postholder will work on an NIHR Health Services and Delivery Grant. This is a national mixed methods study aimed at identifying the barriers and facilitators to ensuring equal access to high quality hospital care and services for children and young people with learning disability and their families.

You will also be involved with other stages of the research project, including undertaking a literature review, updating the project website, data analysis, facilitating stakeholder workshops and writing up the findings for dissemination.

For more details of the positions, check the links below:-

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Dr Kate Oulton on kate.oulton@gosh.nhs.uk or 0207 829 7822

Let’s Talk about Health Research event 9th September

An open invitation from Amanda Bates, Public Engagement Officer ‘‘Are you interested in health and health services? Would you like to know more about research in health and social care?

Then why not come to our ‘Let’s talk about Health Research!’ event, hosted by the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS).

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Just pop into the Westgate Hall, Canterbury on Wednesday 9th September anytime between 11.30am and 2.00pm to meet health researchers, enjoy talks, activities and films, and to find out if you would like to be involved in the research that we do at CHSS. It will be an informal opportunity to talk with others who are interested in health research and to learn about what’s happening on your doorstep’’.

To register your interest, or if you have any questions, e-mail engage-chss@kent.ac.uk or phone 01227 823940. For those that like to Tweet, please follow @chss_kent and search for hashtag #chssletstalk

Aspire Free School Petition

Aspire is a Kent based team who are campaigning to create a free school to transform the life opportunities for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. There mission is to give children and young people the support they need to learn, thrive and succeed in life as independent adults in modern Britain.

To support the Aspire project you can:-

a) click on the picture below to find out more about the projectaspire

 

b) Check their website by clicking here and

c) Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, by clicking here.