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CAHPR Learning

These sessions are for everyone, from the research curious to the research champion! Please join us.


Our next webinar is tomorrow!


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Using artificial intelligence (AI) in research


Presented by CAHPRs newest hub, CAHPR Lincolnshire, this webinar will provide a brief introduce to generative artificial intelligence, describe a range of use-cases of AI to support research activities and explore emerging AI-supported tools and services in the research context.

13th March 2024, 13.00 – 14.00 Hosted by CAHPR Lincolnshire https://cahpr.csp.org.uk/news-events/events/events-listing/using-artificial-intelligence-ai-research There is still space to join so sign up quickly!



Presented by CAHPR Scotland, this webinar will be delivered by CAHPR lead Judith Lane. More information to follow.



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CAHPR sends congratulations to the College of Paramedics on being granted a Royal Charter.


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Please follow this link for the CoP information about it. https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk/COP/News/2024/College_Granted_Royal_Charter.aspx

CAHPR launch the Directory of Professors

AHP Professors are often hidden within academic institutions so CAHPR are showcasing the UK's AHP Professors in a new directory. Professors are key leaders and influences promoting and advancing AHP research and AHP research capacity. If you’re an Allied Health Professional and a UK based full Professor, we invite you to join this directory. You can find out more, and join the Directory of Professors by completing this form. (Sorry we’re excluding visiting, associate and assistant professors.) 

We also seek to establish a snapshot picture of how diverse our AHP Professors community are. This data is anonymous and will be gathered on a separate survey. Please complete this survey too.  #AHPProfs   #CAHPR


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The NHS England Multi-professional Practice-based Research Capabilities Framework has been published.

The Multi-professional Practice-based Research Capabilities Framework sets out the fundamental, or core, capabilities expected of practice-based health and care professionals. It's been developed to clearly outline how practitioners can get involved in health and care research in ways that reflect their level of practice. https://advanced-practice.hee.nhs.uk/research-framework-launched/


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#Red4Research Day on Friday 7th June 2024 aims to get as many people as possible wearing red to demonstrate their support and appreciation for all those participating, undertaking and supporting research. It is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the phenomenal work, learning legacy and innovative treatments/systems/techniques that have arisen from R&D.



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NIHR Application Development Awards

NIHR are seeking to commission up to ten Application Development Awards (ADA) to carry out development work prior to research applications, with a requirement for applicant teams to involve Health and Care Professionals (HCP). Please read on here.



New NIHR research training, development & career awards

In August 2023 the NIHR announced £30M of additional funding investment for research capacity building. They designed a site with blogpost to explain the relevance of these opportunities for all AHPs. It includes advice on how to apply. https://nihrawards.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/


Calling all speech and language therapists

A team are developing a potential study looking at swallowing assessments post stroke and need your help.  Below is a link to a quick survey that asks five questions about how swallowing is assessed in your Trust. It should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete but does ask about access to Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) equipment. https://uclan.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/global-evaluation-of-swallowing-survey

Apologies for the short timeframe but please complete by Friday 15th March.


Take part in an MA research study

Master’s student Miriam Gichuhi, at the Robert Gordon University, would like to invite you to participate in their study:


Allied health professionals sought for a study investigating attention to drug names within an electronic prescribing system. The main aim of the study is to investigate factors that can impact on attention and therefore the ease of identifying drug names on a prescribing system.

Who can participate?

• Physiotherapists, Paramedics, Dietitians, Therapeutic Radiographers and


How do I participate?

Follow the link below to the study and for additional information.

https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/4763F13D-2A6C-4D00-8B11-315083FBA948 Thank you.



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

Best wishes




Juliette Carter  

CAHPR Administration officer (She/her) I work part time but you may be able to catch me in the mornings on a Monday to Thursday.

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