The Click2Connect online network aims to assist researchers in health and social care to develop their clinical careers. It provides a meeting point for individuals who have taken in part in programmes run by NHS R&D NW and offers new opportunities for managing CPD, mentoring, informal sharing of experiences and collaborations.  It will complement networks which exist already and provide links to sites and excellent resources for CPD according to career development.

The network will create value by being effective, engaging, relevant and therefore productive.

It will provide network support for the next generation of researchers.

It also provide a mechanism whereby NHS R&D NW can seek views from segments of the research community as required.


Anyone who has been through either a programme of work/scheme or workshop delivered by NHS R&D NW will automatically be added into the Click2Connect community.  We will also be running quarterly Lunch and Learn sessions in order to recruit further researchers who wish to join this exclusive community.

Click2Connect Opportunities

As part of this exclusive online community members will receive access to various opportunities, the first of which being a Provocation Seminar Series.  The first of these took place in July themed on “Racialised Consciousness” using online open space technology developed by our team.  An evaluation and outcomes of the first seminar will be available here in due course so check back soon!!!

The second workshop is around language, “How does the language we use impact on the clinical care we give?”  and is being led by Dr David Oakey and Dr Chris Jones of the Department of English at the University of Liverpool.  Chris and Dave are applied linguists who try to solve real work problems that have some linguistic cause.  To learn more about what will be on offer during this seminar please click here to watch a short film prepared by Dave and Chris.

The workshop will be held online via zoom on the 21st October, 1.30pm – 4.30pm and places are limited.  If you wish to explore these ideas, your relationship to them and perhaps transform the way you view your role and responsibilities please email to reserve your place or nominate a colleague to attend instead.

For further information about the Click2Connect community please contact Jo Simpson at the NHS R&D NW team.