Jun
12
Wed
Event: Building Trauma Informed Organisations – 12th June @ The Bay Hotel
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fife Trauma Group are holding the following event which is free to attend and open to anyone working in Fife-based services:

We’re all in this together: building trauma informed organisations to create a fairer Fife

Wednesday 12th June, The Bay Hotel, Kinghorn

A lot of work has been happening across Fife to raise awareness of the impact of psychological trauma on people’s lives, health and wellbeing. But what does this mean for the way that we work and for our organisations? What changes to individual practice and to systems are needed to give people better experiences of services and better outcomes? This one-day conference aims to:

• build shared understanding of the impact of psychological trauma and the need for all organisations to be trauma informed
• consider the steps we need to take to build trauma informed organisations
• explore staff wellbeing / care
• create connection and encourage collaboration
• provide help and support to practitioners working with trauma

Speakers include Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, who helped establish the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in 2005.

“Sometimes when we consider the complexity of society and the tremendous challenges it offers us, it can feel overwhelming. Deprivation, homelessness, crime, disease – organisations, processes and plans can seem like feeble tools in the face of such insurmountable problems…. But although it may not feel like it, we are always being presented with the opportunity to make real change – the trick is to recognise and seize it. And when that means changing the destiny of some of the most excluded in society, improving outcomes for them, their children and their children’s children, we must all rise to the challenge.” (Karyn McCluskey)

The conference is free to attend and open to anyone working in Fife-based services.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/were-all-in-this-together-building-trauma-informed-organisations-to-create-a-fairer-fife-registration-60395569775

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend you register as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Fife Trauma Steering Group

Jun
13
Thu
Training Course: Implementing Research Findings into Clinical Practice @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This new course is currently under preparation – full outcomes and course description to follow shortly. In the meantime, further details can be obtained from the trainer Dr Fay Crawford (email fay.crawford@nhs.net).

Jun
17
Mon
Training Course: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Update (HALF DAY) @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course is for anyone who has completed the full day GCP training course or equivalent and is due to update their training. It is essential that GCP training is updated every two years for those involved in CTIMPs. For those not involved in CTIMPs, it is still highly recommended.

The course will cover the Research Governance Framework and the principles of GCP using a combination of lecture and interactive workshops. Topics covered include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation and Data Management
  • Safety Reporting.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Jun
25
Tue
Training Course: Writing a Research Question and Proposal @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This 3-hour workshop is directed at novice researchers who are in the early stages of planning a research project. The course is relevant in particular to those undertaking an MSc course. Examples of protocols are used throughout. At the end of the workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Identify the features of a good study
  • Describe the components of a valid research question
  • Understand the difference between a qualitative and quantitative approach
  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs
  • Choose a study design appropriate to a research question
  • Describe the key content of a protocol
  • Have a better understanding of their own study’s protocol
  • Consider what to do if the manuscript is accepted.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Jun
26
Wed
Training Course: Preparing a Scientific Poster @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Poster presentations are an increasingly common aspect of academic conferences and research seminars, providing a vehicle for presenting work to peers and initiating discussion.  Maximising the impact of a poster presentation is dependent upon clear representation of what is often complex and detailed information.

This 3-hour workshop provides an overview of the key issues of effective poster design and the methods available for poster production.  It will also provide the opportunity for the preparation of a poster for discussion / critique within the workshop.  Designed to provide participants with a greater understanding of the effective planning processes that will help them produce powerful poster displays, the session will cover:

  • When and where to use a poster
  • Issues to consider when producing a poster
  • Effective layouts – content, text, size, colour & graphics
  • Production techniques and support available
  • Group exercise – producing a poster
  • Hints & tips on producing the perfect poster and common mistakes

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Jul
2
Tue
Training Course: Introduction to Qualitative Research @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course provides an introduction to qualitative research approaches for those thinking of undertaking qualitative or mixed method research within health care settings. No prior knowledge of qualitative research methods is assumed.

The session will introduce qualitative research, describe sources of qualitative data, consider the techniques qualitative researchers use and give an overview of the theoretical approaches underlying a variety of common qualitative research methods.

At the end of the workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Understand what qualitative analysis is and how it differs from quantitative research
  • Identify sources of qualitative data and the techniques researchers may use to collect relevant data
  • Be aware of the theoretical assumptions underlying qualitative research methods
  • Identify the skills and knowledge required to design a qualitative research project, collect qualitative data and analyse it rigorously
  • Gain an awareness of the resources available to help develop skills and knowledge.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Aug
20
Tue
Training Course: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Research Studies (FULL DAY) @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

This full day workshop runs four times a year and is appropriate for staff who need to be familiar with Good Clinical Practice (for research) and may need to be fully trained in the more rigorous requirements of a clinical trial of an investigational medicinal product (CTIMP). The course is aimed at those staff undertaking both low risk projects (e.g. studies using questionnaires only) and high risk projects such as drug trials. At the end of the course those attending should be able to:

  • Appreciate the need for regulation of clinical research
  • Understand the UK legislative framework for CTIMPs
  • Be familiar with the principles & conditions of Good Clinical Practice
  • Understand the practicalities of demonstrating GCP compliance.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Aug
22
Thu
Training Course: Finding Your Way Through The Approvals Maze @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop will discuss:

  • What is R&D approval and why it is important
  • Responsibilities – Ethics & R&D
  • When is Ethics/R&D approval required
  • Research Passports
  • Amendments.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Aug
29
Thu
Training Course: Statistics for the Terrified – An Introduction to Medical Statistics and Interpreting Statistical Data @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop is directed at those with no knowledge of statistics who require a better understanding of how statistics can be used to describe and summarise data. The level of presentation is very basic and we use examples throughout to illustrate the procedures and concepts. At the end of the 3-hour workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Describe different data types
  • Describe measures of ‘location’ (also known as ‘central tendency’) and variability (spread) appropriate to the distribution of the data
  • Describe the features of the Normal distribution and the t-distribution together with aspects of their application
  • Understand the ‘standard deviation’
  • Derive and interpret confidence intervals for continuous data and proportions.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).

Sep
9
Mon
Training Course: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Update (HALF DAY) @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course is for anyone who has completed the full day GCP training course or equivalent and is due to update their training. It is essential that GCP training is updated every two years for those involved in CTIMPs. For those not involved in CTIMPs, it is still highly recommended.

The course will cover the Research Governance Framework and the principles of GCP using a combination of lecture and interactive workshops. Topics covered include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation and Data Management
  • Safety Reporting.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email roy.halliday@nhs.net).