New NIHR campaign “Shape the Future” how to get involved.

The NHS is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. You can join The Shape the Future campaign to recognise how National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) research contributes to the NHS, saving lives and money. 

New NIHR campaign “Shape the Future” how to get involved.

Staff are encouraged to learn more about a career in research through The Shape the Future campaign launched this month by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The Shape the Future campaign provides career development and training resources for those new to research and researchers looking to develop their career

The campaign celebrates the work and impact of the NHS research workforce. It encourages researchers to learn more about research, explore research careers and how to add research to their practice, learning and development within their career.  The campaign also aims to encourage non-research staff and healthcare students to consider a career in research and for those working in research to develop their practice.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Chief Medical Officer Dr Karl Marlowe said:

“OHFT research is an essential strength of our NHS trust and can be translated early to improve our patient care and outcomes. Now is an opportune and exciting time for all our staff to consider expanding their career in research at the trust, especially if you have never considered it as part of your career plan.  Oxford as a place, represents a well-funded strategic research centre for the country with many avenues to explore, which includes funding that can be applied for with a large network of support through local and national strategic research partnerships.”

To find out more about the campaign and how the NIHR can support NHS employees and students in adding research to their careers please visit the Shape the Future campaign page.

Taking part in a clinical trial or volunteering for research studies can help change lives. You can watch the NIHR Reunited by research story which shows the kind of research carried out in the NHS here.

For any queries or further information you can also email OHFT R&D comms manager Sarah Marr.

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Published: 1 November 2023