Teaching Help Wanted!

Canterbury Christ Church University is keen to develop its existing bank of co-teachers with learning disabilities, particularly for the Simulated Hospital Admissions that it delivers to students of Adult Nursing. Teachers are required, in small groups, to meet a group of nursing students and act as their “patients” to be admitted to a ward; hospital passports are also completed. Volunteers can be remunerated either as individuals, as groups, or be offered hospitality (i.e lunch!) in return.

If any individual or group is interested, please contact either Cathy Bernal (cathy.bernal@canterbury.ac.uk) or Andy Nazarjuk (andy.nazarjuk@Canterbury.ac.uk) for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Four Learning Disability Mortality Review employment opportunities.

There are four postions within the NHS England funded HQIP & University of Bristol’s Learning Disability Mortality Review currently advertised. The links to these positions in this significant programme are:-

Research Assistant ACAD101614
Coordinator for Priority Themed Reviews SUPP101759
Area Coordinator SUPP101760
Training & Quality Coordinator SUPP101761

Deadline for applications is 9th September.

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