National CAHPR Bulletin & Learning Opportunities – Spring 2024 (2)

Sharing opportunities throughout the CAHPR community network

CAHPR learning

These sessions are for everyone, from the research curious to the research champion! Please join us.

Forthcoming events

Demonstrating impact in your practice – 24/04/24, 12:00 to 14:00.

Presented by CAHPR Scotland, this webinar will be delivered by CAHPR lead, Judith Lane. It will explore how impact evaluation can be used in clinical practice and provide a step-by-step approach to designing an impact measurement framework. Register to join us.

CAHPR Midlands cross consortia event 2024: Helping make research meaningful to every AHP – 01/05/24, 9:30 to 15:00, face-to-face and virtual.

An Opportunity to: –

·         Network and develop your research community and understanding

·         Get to know your CAHPR hub and support systems

·         Hear real life journeys into research careers and opportunity

·         Have your say. Find out more

Implementation of evidence in real services – 14/05/24, 12:30 to 13.30.

Hosted by CAHPR Keele and presented by Dr Kristen Sorensen and Dr Sue Skidmore, University of Keele, School of Allied Health Professions. They ask: Do you want to see evidence impact your practice or service? Register via our website.

Notice board

CAHPR launch the Directory of Professors

AHP Professors are often hidden within academic institutions so CAHPR are showcasing the UK’s AHP Professors in a new directory. Professors are key leaders and influences promoting and advancing AHP research and AHP research capacity. If you’re an Allied Health Professional and a UK based full Professor, we invite you to join this directory.

You can find out more, and join the Directory of Professors by completing this form. (Sorry we’re excluding visiting, associate and assistant professors.) 

We also seek to establish a snapshot picture of how diverse our AHP Professors community are. This data is anonymous and will be gathered on a separate survey.

Please complete this survey too. 




Dr Anna Anderson invites you

We are carrying out a brief survey available via this link to involve health and social care research team members in shaping a grant application.

The survey is open to anyone who currently works on health and social care research and/or Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) activities in the UK.

Our grant application is for a project focused on co-developing and evaluating INCLUDE disability resources. The resources will aim to support research teams to make health and social care research more inclusive for disabled people.

We would really appreciate any responses to the survey to help inform our grant application. We will not use the feedback for any other purpose.

Dr Anna Anderson, Research Fellow in Qualitative Research

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Network

The FGM Specialist Network told us one of our CAHPR community members, Juliet Albert, Specialist Midwife for women with Female Genital Mutilation, is currently leading a campaign to reverse a social injustice. ACERS-UK is a voluntary collective of FGM survivors, healthcare professionals and charity members all Advocating for research into Clitoral Reconstruction and psychosexual and Emotional Support for FGM survivors in the UK. Despite availability in other countries, such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, Burkino Faso, Kenya and parts of U.S.A., reconstruction surgery for FGM survivors is notably absent within the UK healthcare system, underscoring a critical healthcare disparity that ACERS-UK is committed to rectifying. They recently launched a parliamentary petition on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2024.

Please see here for more information about the pioneering work – FGM Specialist Network – FGM Network and to sign and share the petition link: Fund reconstruction surgery and psychosexual therapy for FGM survivors – Petitions (

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