THE RESEARCHER MAGAZINE RETURNS!!!!

We are pleased to announce the launch of The Researcher Magazine Edition 4: Building Community today!    A digital online magazine created by health researchers, for health researchers We’re so excited to bring you The Researcher Magazine Edition 4: Building Community. We’ve got some great articles from Tina Coldham, the chair of INVOLVE, Morgan Lowe promotes the ‘Nerd Life’ and some…

Who are the NIHR?

A new video has been released to explain who the NIHR is and what it does. The video, which is less than one minute long, describes the NIHR ‘in a nutshell’ and features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the nation through research. You can watch…

A different paradigm #GillianHope2017

  Over the last few weeks I have explored the health care system in and around Coimbra in Portugal and often visited departments that have been outside my general field of knowledge and expertise. This has not been a negative experience and in most cases has been doubly interesting because I learned so much more.…

Stepping out #GillianHope2017

Crossing the road in Portugal is a little bit more tricky than in the UK . There are lots of zebra crossings  on the Portuguese roads but I have discovered that standing at the side of the road by the zebra crossing does not cause the traffic to stop. Standing on the first stripe of…

Pioneers in the system #GillianHope2017

When talking to nurses in the UK before I came to Portugal, the general consensus was that there was little or no research being done by nurses and allied health professionals in Portugal and all the research in health and social care was lead by medical doctors and academics. This view was pretty much supported…

Community – #GillianHope2017

Here’s what I have discovered recently:- Put 6 people from 6 different countries in a room in Portugal and ask them to prepare and complete a joint project and within a matter of 2 hours you have a functioning and cohesive community of practice. Last Friday I went to Lisbon to a meeting of all…