PCRMM Webinar: NMAHPPS in clinical research and quality improvement – how to get involved


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PCRMM Webinar: NMAHPPS in clinical research and quality improvement – how to get involved

Tuesday, 25th October 7.15 – 8.30pm

This webinar will equip you with the skills you need to make an impact with your QI, service evaluation or research abstract and manuscript writing.

Your article will be a permanent record that can be used for years to come, and will be used by different people for different reasons – we all have a duty to report accurately and fully to achieve positive impact on patient care – come and learn how to enhance these skills.

The webinar will illustrate the various clinical academic career pathways and funding streams which are available to allied health professionals. It will highlight the benefit of clinical academic careers and top tips for applying for funding to support your career.

Plus you have the opportunity to meet the chair and mentorship lead for the West Midlands Hub for the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) and the co-leads for the HEE/NIHR Internship, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship programmes for NMAHPS which are hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions on how to access and succeed in a clinical academic career.

This extremely beneficial and interesting webinar is being given on the 25th October by Emma Sutton and Caroline Miller. Do you want to know how to write a winning abstract or poster? Come and learn how to present your fantastic service evaluation, quality improvement project or research clearly and make an impact.

Are you interested in leading your own research? Health Education England funds research internships and pre doctoral programs for non-medical staff who work in the West Midlands.

Learn more about clinical academic funding available for you to develop your career in the NHS.

Dr Emma Sutton is a clinical-academic Physiotherapist  working  in the United Kingdom. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 from the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol. She completed a Masters in Advanced practice at UWE in 2009, a PhD at the University of Leicester on Quality Improvement in Surgery in 2017 and a clinical lectureship on improvement science in hip fracture care with the clinical trials unit at the University of Warwick (completed in 2021). She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Emma’s current role is clinical academic lead for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where she is based in the Institute of Translational Medicine. Emma chairs the West Midlands Regional Hub for the UK’s Council for Allied Health Professions Research and she is a member of Q community – a connected community aiming to improve health care quality across the UK. Emma has recently been appointed to chair the Hip Fracture Recovery Research (HFRR) Special Interest Group (SIG) from June 2022. Emma provides regular peer review for the BMJ and BMJ Open Quality. Her publications cover a wide sphere including: patient and public involvement, reducing re-admission after hip fracture, prehabilitation for elective hip and knee surgery, and ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery).

Caroline is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist with extensive clinical background in rehabilitation following traumatic injury and musculoskeletal dysfunction.  She is forging a clinical academic career whilst building research teams and research within the NHS. Caroline is currently completing a NIHR funded Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship at University of East Anglia and University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB)  whilst maintaining clinical workload.  She has published widely in her area of work and is co clinical academic lead for Nurses Midwives and AHPs at UHB.