Event: Building Trauma Informed Organisations – 12th June

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

Training Course: Innovation and Intellectual Property – Bringing Ideas to Life

This workshop will introduce the different types of intellectual property (IP) and their role in innovation. Using lots of real-life examples, participants will learn to recognise the main forms of intellectual property and how they can be used to protect innovations to help bring ideas to life. This session will be ran by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) who work in partnership with health professionals to assess, protect, develop and commercialise products and services developed in the NHS.

It is suitable for anyone interested in learning about protecting their ideas and innovation in the NHS. No prior knowledge required. Learn how careful protection at the start can help turn innovative ideas into new products and services benefitting the NHS, saving time, reducing costs and improving patient care – it could even make you some money!

At the end of the 2-hour workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Identify the main forms of intellectual property – copyright, trademarks, registered designs and patents
  • Know how you can use IP to protect new ideas
  • Understand the role of intellectual property in innovation and the NHS
  • Give some examples of NHS innovations
  • Know who to speak to if you have a good idea.

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

Training Course: Epidemiology for the Uninitiated

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).

Training Course: Presentation Skills – Making a Research Presentation

The course aims to assist participants by providing practical advice on the preparation of materials for a successful research presentation. Guidance is given on deciding the content, style of presentation and use of audio-visual aids. Participants are asked to prepare beforehand a 5 minute presentation on a topic of their choice and present it to the group for a critical review. The workshop aims to help develop skills to:

  • Prepare a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Develop and evaluate your presentation style.

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

Training Course: Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation

This 3-hour workshop is directed at novice researchers who are in the early stages of planning a research project. The course offers practical advice on collecting data, ensuring its accuracy and quality and planning its management including the proposed analysis. Attendees are invited to describe their own projects so the workshop content can be tailored to their needs. Sources of data are described with examples drawn from the facilitator’s own experiences. At the end of the workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Decide what data items are needed and where they can be obtained
  • Be familiar with different sources of data (with examples)
  • Critically appraise data sources
  • Decide what type of data will be collected
  • Prepare a data protocol
  • Be familiar with the steps in managing data
  • Be familiar with the steps in planning the data analysis.

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

Training Course: Finding Your Way Through The Approvals Maze

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).

Training Course: Research Funding & Preparing a Grant Application

Want to know how to develop your research idea into a successful research grant? NHS Fife R&D is running a 3-hour course to introduce staff to Research Grant Writing.

Our session covers an overview of all the steps necessary for success, particularly; asking the right question, identifying a suitable funder, the best research methods to use; getting collaborators on board, how to involve patients effectively, and estimating costs. The course will focus on the processes used by the main research funders to assess applications and is suitable for anyone who has some experience of research projects and report writing.

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

Training Course: Achieving Success with Your Dissertation

This 3-hour workshop is aimed at those planning to write up a dissertation for a higher degree. It will cover some basic considerations and offer practical tips from experienced researchers. Reference will be made to each participant’s own requirements. The format is a lecture with some class exercises. At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Recognise common problems in writing
  • State what is good writing
  • State early considerations in planning the activity
  • Cite the stages when preparing the dissertation
  • Be familiar with the structure of the dissertation and the order of its writing
  • Understand what makes good tables/figures
  • Be familiar with the editorial process
  • Be familiar with strategies to manage references
  • Be familiar with the review process
  • Cite considerations if planning to publish work from the dissertation.

When registering please provide the deadline date for your thesis and its title.

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

Training Course: Writing Up and Getting Your Work Published

This 3-hour workshop is aimed at those preparing the formal report on their research study (e.g. thesis, project report) and who are considering submitting the work for publication. Novice and experienced researchers should benefit from the workshop. At the end of the course those attending should be able to:

  • State why it’s important to publish?
  • Cite the different types of published reports
  • Know how to choose a journal
  • Understand common problems in writing
  • Be aware of strategies to overcome the problems
  • Prepare the manuscript
  • Be familiar with the editorial process
  • Be aware of what referees and editors are looking for
  • Consider what to do if the manuscript is rejected
  • 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).