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PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2021

Dear friends and colleagues,
You are warmly invited to attend the PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2021:

Date: November, 16th
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Platform: Teams Webinar

Registration link: (please login to your professional outlook account when registering)

Please note, due to a glitch in the Teams webinar system and the forthcoming clocks change, your registration confirmation email will show the incorrect time of 10:00-13:30. However, the correct time will be added to your calendar of, 09:00-12:30. 

For enquiries, please contact Angela Watkins:


Tuesday 19th October 2021, 18.00 - 19.15.

The LAUGH EMPOWERED PCSI was a 3-year Welsh Government funded research and innovation project under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project involved a partnership between Cardiff Metropolitan University, NHS, Sunrise Senior Living Ltd supported by Stroke Hub Wales to develop and evaluate HUG, a comforting therapeutic playful object. This free event is open to all. 

Registration (free):

Invitation to the WSSPR Social Prescribing Evaluation Forum

Session 4 – Developing an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework 

At the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research we will be running three social prescribing evaluation forums per year. This event is the fourth in the series (Year 2) and the theme for the session is Developing an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework.  The aim of the forums is to provide a place for discussion and resources to support social prescribers and community groups in conducting evaluation and monitoring, this forum will specifically focus on using findings from a recent study to develop an All-Wales Social Prescribing Monitoring Framework which is useful in practice, fit-for-purpose and acceptable.

We are inviting members of the Wales Social Prescribing Research Network and the three Welsh Communities of Practice to participate, initially spaces will be limited to 25 people per session and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We would suggest that 1-2 people per organisation sign up to each session. There will be a waiting list in the event that the forum is oversubscribed.

We will host these forums on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be sent to attendees prior to each event.

The dates for upcoming meetings are:

  • 9th November 2021, 9:30-11:30am
  • 2nd March 2022, 9:30-11:30am

In addition to the session above we will also be holding two pre-bookable clinic sessions to provide support on specific evaluations. These can be taken up by an individual or by members from a service/organisation as a group.

If you would be interested in booking one of these slots, please complete and return the attached application form to  

Value in Health Week 2021

Date: 8-12 November 2021

25 free online events across a week in November including a session led by chaired Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens and colleagues will be leading a session: 'Optimising health literacy to improve outcomes'  (Thursday 11th November). 

Andy will be chairing one of the sessions and I think much of the content would be of interest to your staff, students and stakeholders.

Registration and further info is available on our website Value In Health Week 2021 - Value in Health (

Associate Principal Investigator Scheme Launch Event

Date: 3 November 2021
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Location: Online

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme links healthcare professionals who are not involved in research with a study PI at the same site for a period of 6 months. The scheme is open to staff in Wales, and the NIHR is hosting an educational event to provide you with further information about the scheme and its benefits. 

Make it Public Annual Conference

Date: 3 - 4 November 2021
Location: Online

The NHS Health Research Authority invites you to the first Make it Public conference. The goal of the conference is to encourage and share best practice in research transparency, with sessions on the Make it Public Strategy and research transparency in action. 

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference 2021

Date: 8 - 12 November 2021

The NCRI Festival will feature a number of topical sessions, panel discussions, debates and co-creation sessions on strategic topics, as well as proffered paper presentations highlighting the latest research. 

This year the NCRI is accepting abstracts on all research that falls within the following areas:

  • Discovery/underpinning research
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Treatment
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Clinical trials

To be considered for one of these slots, make sure you submit your research by 13 June 2021.

Health and Care Research Wales’ Public Engagement and Involvement Forum 

You’re invited to register now for the next Public Engagement and Involvement Forum.  Save your place for the 10:00 session on the 4 November or 11 November at 14:00 when it will be repeated.

The Discover Your Role in Health and Social Care Research Action Plan, published in 2020, sets out actions to take across seven focus areas to improve public engagement and involvement.

The Forum will explore Focus Area 2 of the Action Plan, which looks at ways to ensure senior level support for public involvement and engagement in research. There will also be updates from the two active working groups who are focusing on the new public engagement strategy and on tackling administrative barriers to public involvement.

Book your place on the Health and Care Research Wales website now.

SAPC SW Regional Meeting

10th & 11th March 2022
University of Exeter

SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 999 EMS Research Forum conference

Dates:Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March 2022

Submit your abstract here.

We are excited to announce that our annual 999 EMS Research Forum conference will take place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March 2022. More details, including conference theme and content to follow soon.

Call for abstracts for the conference are now open. Abstracts are invited for oral, elevator, and poster presentations on any aspect of research or quality improvement in pre-hospital emergency care.

Deadline for submission: Friday 10 December 2021 at 17:00hrs
Abstract enquiries to:
Submit an abstract on your research for a chance to win a prize under the following categories:

  • Highest quality research
  • Research most likely to affect practice
  • Most innovative use of routine data
  • Best rapid elevator presentation
  • Best poster

This conference is brought to you in association with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS), Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity, and The National Ambulance Research Steering Group (NARSG).