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New Health and Care Research Wales 2023 Research Training Awards coming soon

Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to announce the first round of the Research Training Awards will open on 16 March 2023.This scheme will provide funding to undertake a Masters in Research degree or equivalent M-level research training award in applied health and/or social care research commencing in the 2023 academic year. It will be open to staff based in NHS Wales, local authority adult or children’s social care services, or independent health and social care provision such as primary care, community pharmacy, adult or children’s residential care, or domiciliary care.

New Evidence Centre aims to improve health and social care in Wales – launch event

A new Health and Care Research Wales Evidence Centre, funded by Welsh Government, is being set up to provide Ministers and other decision-makers with vital research evidence to tackle health and social care challenges facing Wales. With a focus on addressing a wide range of health and social care needs, the new Centre, due to open in April 2023, will help to ensure that policies and services in Wales draw on findings from the most up to date and rigorous research.Register now to join the launch of this new Centre on 28 March.

Get involved with the Explain Initiative

The Explain Initiative seeks to create a repository of animations that can easily be accessed by UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Units. These animations will be freely available for all trials units across the network to use. They aim to make sure everyone who might be suitable for a clinical trial is given the opportunity to learn and understand what it is about and to consider if they wish to participate. The Explain Initiative team is asking for the views of those who have taken part in clinical trials and those involved in designing, managing and recruiting to clinical trials to help identify the key topic areas for which explainer videos should be created by filling out a survey.


View all Health and Care Research Wales training opportunities and book your place on their website. All bookings are subject to their non-attendance and cancellation policy.R&D forum essentials of NHS research Date: 27 & 28 March Time: 08:45 – 17:00Venue: Virtual sessionThis course is designed for any role at all levels when new to a health care R&D department. The course might also be of interest to colleagues in industry, academia and the third sector that would like to better understand managing NHS Research or just for those who need to keep updated.


Make it Public Week 2023

Date: 20 – 24 MarchTime: 12:00 – 14:00Venue: OnlineThe Health Research Authority (HRA) is holding the UK’s first ever week dedicated to research transparency. From 20 to 24 March the HRA aims to bring the research community together to share best practice in research transparency.

Join them at the following workshops:


Social Care PhD Studentship Scheme – closing 9 March

The 2023 round of the Social Care PhD Studentship Scheme is closing soon. These awards provide funding to talented individuals to undertake research and study leading to a PhD, and support capacity building in social care research in Wales. Application closes: 16:00 on 9 March 


You can find all the links to the funding opportunities below on this website. 

Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme

  • 23/18 Reducing compound pressures on the NHS and social care

Themed call

  • Reducing compound pressures on the NHS and social care

NIHR’s mental health research initiative

  • GROW Researcher Development Programme


You can find the links to all Health and Care Research Wales and funded community job vacancies on this website.

Clinical Research Fellow in Radiotherapy, Genomics and Immunology – Wales Cancer Research Centre

Contract type: Fixed term – 2 yearsHours: Full timeSalary: Doctor – £33,790 to £53,132Location: Velindre Cancer Centre, CardiffJob Reference: 120-MD750-0223Closing date: 05 March This Clinical Research Fellowship provides a fantastic opportunity for an oncology trainee to pursue a laboratory-based research degree with a high-profile academic group at Cardiff University, and to spend up to 2 days/week delivering cutting-edge clinical research at the Cardiff Cancer Research Hub, based at the University Hospital of Wales and Velindre Cancer Centre.

Research Nurse – Velindre University NHS Trust

Contract type: Fixed term – 12 monthsHours: Full-timeSalary: Band 5 – £27,055 to £32,934Location: Clinical Trials Unit, CardiffJob reference: 120-NMR001-0123-BClosing date: 06 MarchVelindre University NHS Trust is currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, to join an established clinical trials unit team. You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic first level registered nurse, experienced in direct patient care ideally in the oncology or research setting.

Clinical Research Specialist Nurse – Hywel Dda University Health Board

Contract type: PermanentHours: Full-timeSalary: Band 6 – £33,706 to £40,588Location: Glangwili General Hospital Carmarthen SA31 2AFJob reference: 100-NMR101-0223Closing date: 08 MarchHywel Dda University Health Board is currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and appropriately experienced Band 6 Clinical Research Specialist Nurse, on a part or full-time basis based at Glangwili General Hospital.

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