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Recruiting for Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals Fellowships in Scotland.


All the information is in the attachment.


The Clinical PhD Research Fellowships are fixed term 3 year appointments offering training, mentoring and support to health professionals undertaking a PhD on the topic of multimorbidity. 


The posts will be based in the University of Glasgow (up to 2 Fellowships), University of Dundee (up to 2 Fellowships), University of Edinburgh (1 Fellowship), and University of St Andrews (up to 2 Fellowships). Our aim is to develop the next generation of leaders in multimorbidity research through identifying and developing highly skilled clinical practitioners into researchers who understand and use multidisciplinary research to answer important clinical questions.


The core degree is a cohortbased 3year PhD.


We include health care professionals from the following professions:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Professions (e.g., Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry)
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Healthcare Scientists

Medical applicants are welcome from ALL medical and surgical specialties. More information in the attachment.








Could you support a study which explores the thoughts of people living with Parkinson’s Disease?


We are circulating surveys collecting the views of physiotherapists and people with Parkinson's/Carers about the relationship between the physical and psychological symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. 


Both physical and psychological symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can have a profound impact on an individual’s daily function and quality of life, with this impact increasing as the condition progresses. The relationship between common physical and psychological symptoms has not been explored in detail and my project aims to increase our understanding of any psycho-physical symptom interactions that may occur. 


Physiotherapists working with people living with Parkinson’s have firsthand experience of the many challenges posed by both physical and psychological symptoms of the condition, including how these symptoms may interact with one another. This experience is shared by people living with Parkinson's and their family members/carers, and views from both groups are being collected via specifically designed online surveys. 


Please consider completing either (or both) survey(s) relevant to your own situation.

Links to the active surveys are below: 

  1. Physiotherapists https://yorksj.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9nRBCIWa3BdSN94  
  2. Individuals with Parkinsons and carers/family members -  https://yorksj.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4G6zsREWcK2rkSW  

For awareness, this work is part of a larger PhD project supervised at York St John University. 



An event that might be interesting to you at Cochrane London 2023.


Putting evidence into practice: an event for students and healthcare professionals

Sunday 3rd September, 12:30-17:30 BST


Cochrane UK is hosting this half-day event, aimed at healthcare professionals and students, from all healthcare disciplines, who want to learn more about putting evidence into practice. 


Attendees will be guided through critically appraising a Cochrane Review. They will also hear about, and discuss, other interesting aspects of evidence-based practice including fraudulent research and trustworthy evidence.

Is this for me? This interactive event is for students and health professionals from any healthcare discipline.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE

Register by 7 August to take advantage of the early bird rate: £20 for students

For more details about the programme, and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/putting-evidence-into-practice-tickets-540976524347  


Learn, network, and discover the future of healthcare evidence at the 2023 Cochrane conference

Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th September 2023


How can we make healthcare evidence more equitable, representative, and trustworthy? Join global leaders and experts to explore these questions at the 2023 Cochrane conference, which promises something for everyone interested in evidence-based practice.


There will be a varied programme of plenary sessions, workshops, oral presentations, posters, Special Sessions, and meetings - exploring challenges for the future around the trustworthiness of healthcare data and information.


Content falls into four streams:

  1. producing trusted evidence
  2. advocating for trusted evidence
  3. informing health and care decisions
  4. co-production and working together

There will be plenty of opportunities to network. Plus, registering for the full conference gives delegates access to an evening social event at the iconic Natural History Museum. 

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE

Full-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are eligible for discounted rates. Students can attend the full event, or a day rate is also available.




The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust (CSPCT) has opened it’s research grants to experienced and novice researchers through it’s Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) awards.

There is all the information you need on their website so find out what research awards are available https://www.csp.org.uk/professional-clinical/research-and-evaluation/research-funding/physiotherapy-research-foundation

A post-grad student is looking for people to take part in their research study as part of their course. If you are interested in taking part, please see the attachment and details below.

            My name is Mariya Yeldhos and I am a postgraduate student on the MSc Healthcare Management degree at the School of Business, University of Leicester.


I am currently conducting research about “Exploring the experiences of Allied Health Professionals from intersectional identities in the NHS”.

          The proposal is to study how the parameters such as gender, disability, age and ethnicity enable or impede the working life of the NHS allied health professionals.

A participation information sheet is attached and the survey link is below should you choose to take part. Thank you.




If you have anything you would like me to share through the CAHPR network, please send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.



Best wishes




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