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OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE IN RESEARCH

We currently have exciting opportunities for BAHT members to collaborate with established research teams to develop national research funding applications:

Repair of flexor tendon injury (National Institute for Health Research)

Professor Abhilash Jain and the Reconstruction Surgical Trials Network (RSTN) are seeking a hand therapy co-applicant for an NIHR research grant proposal. The grant application will be submitted from Oxford with the support of the Oxford Trials Unit. The team will have methodological support from Oxford and will have hand surgeons, including Trainees, on the application.

The BAHT candidate should have a strong background in flexor tendon rehabilitation and outcome related research and ideally research experience at grant level (NIHR or equivalent). The successful hand therapist will be a team player with a genuine interest in being involved. Their role will depend on their particular skill set and will be complementary to the rest of the team members and they will be expected to contribute equally to the project. Time commitment for the grant application may range from 2-12 hours per week until submission. Geographical location is not important but the applicant must be committed to communicating via teleconference and email and attend the odd meeting likely to be held in London/Oxford.


Expressions of Interest:

Interested applicants are asked to submit a one page CV, half a page background on research experience, and half a page on how the candidate thinks they can contribute to the application.

Applications should be submitted to Professor Jain at ajainuk@aol.com by 31st January 2019.

The Oxford team will review applications and notify the successful applicant.


Moving Forward - Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing

Check out this new review from the NIHR and others on why MSK research matters. OT's this is super-relevant to hand therapy, so please ignore the physiotherapy in the title!


Check our the new Royal College of Surgeons CRPS Guidelines 

Many thanks to BAHT members Miriam Parkinson and Sharon Gillespie for their involvement in this latest update - you can read their summary here


Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Free to use education packages on subjects related to clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement in general:  View Details
 
For specific statistics resources, they have a HQIP Statistics Guide for those new to data analysis and presentations. 
This guide is broken down into section including types of data, methods of statistical analysis, data presentation and guidance on sampling:  View Details