Monthly Archives: November 2017

NHS Staff: Skills, Retention and Recruitment 17.05.2018, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Open Forum Events is collaborating with NHS stakeholders, healthcare professionals and associations to present NHS Staff: Skills, Retention and Recruitment conference. This one day conference will provide NHS staff and patients actionable guidance in guaranteeing the prosperous future of the UK’s world-renowned national healthcare.


For more information and to register click this link


Dementia 2020 The Next Phase


17th of April 2018 – RSM, London

Govconnect are delighted to announce that the next conference in our Dementia 2020 Series will be held on the 17th April 2018 at the RSM, London.

Dementia 2020 – The Next Phase is an opportunity to consider progress of the Implementation Plan up to 2018 and will assess whether it has achieved the actions included as it moves into phase two. This conference will allow participants hearing from senior leaders from many of the key partner organisations involved in the 2020 Challenge. Continue reading Dementia 2020 The Next Phase

HEFCE has announced their decisions in relation to staff and outputs for REF 2021

Following the initial decisions circulated in September, HEFCE has announced their decisions in relation to staff and outputs for REF 2021.  Previous decisions and further information can be found here

The decisions cover the following aspects of REF 2021:

• Submitting Staff
All staff with a significant responsibility for research will be returned to the REF, provided they are independent researchers. The core eligibility criteria is “academic staff on a 0.2FTE contract or greater, whose primary function is to undertake ‘research only’ or ‘teaching and research’”. Institutions will be required to implement processes to identify where staff meeting the core eligibility criteria do not have a significant responsibility for research. Further guidance relating to the definition of independent researchers will be issued in due course.
Staff are not expected to have an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for REF 2021 but very likely will be required to in future exercises. It is strongly encouraged therefore that submitted staff have an ORCID for this exercise in preparation. Continue reading HEFCE has announced their decisions in relation to staff and outputs for REF 2021


Funding Opportunities in Health for 2018-2020

Population ageing is one of the greatest social and economic challenges the EU is facing: 37% of the European population is expected to be aged 60 or over by 2050 and 80% of people over 65 have at least one chronic disease. In addition, health problems result in 10% of the population leaving their jobs, which translates to a €240 billion loss in EU productivity (equal to ca. 2% of EU GDP). Without fundamental changes, the OECD estimates health expenditure will rise to over 10% of EU GDP.

The EU has identified four overarching healthcare challenges in the 2018-2020 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing” Work Programme: rising and unsustainable healthcare costs, influence on health of external environmental factors including climate change, risk of losing our ability to protect the population against the threats of infectious diseases, and health inequalities and access to health and care. This last Work Programme for Horizon 2020, includes over 65 topics for a total budget of approx. €2 billion. It is organised into several priority areas including: personalised medicine, decoding the role of the environment for health, infectious diseases and improving global health, innovative healthcare industry, integration of care, digital transformation/eHealth, and big data solutions for cybersecurity in health and care.

For more information, join the Euresearch webinar on these upcoming Health topics on 23 November, or contact your Euresearch Health team. Have you already identified a topic of interest? The Euresearch Health Applicant Training on 14 December in Zurich is your opportunity to obtain valuable information, tools and tips for your proposal!

Higher Education Academy Update

In this issue HEA highlight thier new campaign Teaching Excellence for Student Success #TESS_HE, an online global debate on the opportunities and challenges surrounding teaching in higher education in a rapidly changing world. This global platform provides a chance to learn and share from each other; to better understand the difficulties and successes worldwide, so that excellent teaching at all levels continues to evolve and thrive everywhere.

To read the full update click here

The Health Foundation – Newsletter

Fit for the future?

A high performing workforce is essential to delivering sustainable, high quality, and efficient care. However, the NHS and social care workforce is under significant strain. This newsletter digs deeper into some of the biggest challenges, and shares a range of ideas that could help to create a more resilient and integrated workforce.  To read the full articles click here

Higher Education Academy

NET2018 Conference call for abstracts now open

Following last year’s highly successful conference, the call for abstracts for the 29th networking for education in healthcare conference is now open.

Taking place on 4 – 6 September 2018 in Cambridge, #NET2018 offers a complete experience to delegates from across the globe.

Abstracts are invited for:
• Theme paper presentations;
• Symposium presentations;
• Oral poster presentations.

Abstracts should be submitted online by Friday 26 January 2018.

UK-US Early Career Research Collaboration Workshop

Saturday 10th–Sunday 11th February 2018 – 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The British Academy, in collaboration with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, is inviting applications for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration workshop on the broad theme of violence. The workshop format will enable the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries with the aim to help create and build exchange, cooperation and partnership between the researchers attending in the short- and long-term.  For more information click here