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Evaluation – Celebrating Research & Partnership Working Seminar 15/10/2015

Further to the Celebrating Research & Partnership Working Seminar held on Thursday 15th October 2015 at Woodcock Street, the evaluation of the event which includes a summary of comments and next steps can be found HERE.

 

 

Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

The revised ‘Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research’ from the Health Research Authority is out for public consultation. The Policy Framework sets out principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research, and will replace the Department of Health’s ‘Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care Research’.

The consultation runs until Thursday 24 March 2016.

The consultation document is available at:

http://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/2015/12/uk-policy-framework-health-social-care-research.pdf

The online response form is available at:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BCBJFKB

Research Governance Annual Report

In Birmingham City Council, research governance approval is required for social care or public health research projects that will involve service users, their carers or staff working in adults’ or children’s social care services, or public health. These projects may involve collecting information directly from participants through, for example, a questionnaire, interview or focus group, or require access to anonymised or identifiable personal information about them.

Our research governance process is based on the Department of Health’s ‘Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care’ (Department of Health: 2005).

Please click HERE to view the Research Governance Annual Report for a summary of the work of the Research Governance Advisory Committee for 2014-15.

To find out more about Birmingham City Council’s research governance process please see our webpages at: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/researchgovernance

Or email queries to: SCHResearchGovernance@birmingham.gov.uk

Partnership Working – Expertise Directory

Following on from the Birmingham City Council Celebrating Research & Partnership Working Seminar held on the 15th October 2015 we have collated attendees areas of expertise into an “Expertise Directory” that can act as a quick reference guide to colleagues both internal and external to Birmingham City Council who could be of assistance to you. The directory has recently being updated, please click HERE to view.

It is still very much a work in progress and if you would like to be included please email karl.beese@birmingham.gov.uk

ONS Importance of Tourism Statistics

ONS recently released some statistics around tourism in the UK.

The Customer Knowledge team have created a couple of Interactive Dashboards using this data.

The first dashboard allows the user to compare statistics from Birmingham against other CORE cities as well as areas that have signed up to the WMCA.

ONS Turism

The second dashboard concentrates on the reasons for peoples visits.

ONS Tourism 2

 

Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey of the ‘Research capacity, knowledge, skills and use in Councils with Adult Social Care Responsibilities’

In 2014 the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) distributed an online survey about research activity and capacity to local authorities with adult social care responsibilities. The survey was funded by the Personal Social Services Research Group through the Social Care Evidence in Practice project.

A report of the results was published in August 2015 and is available at http://ssrg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SCEiP-Research-Capacity-Report-Web-version.pdf

The report examines the state of social care research activity and the extent of research governance in local authority settings, as well as the use of evidence by practitioners and managers, and the ability of local authorities to commission external research.

 

Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey

Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey of the ‘Research capacity, knowledge, skills and use in Councils with Adult Social Care Responsibilities’

In 2014 the Social Services Research Group (SSRG) distributed an online survey about research activity and capacity to local authorities with adult social care responsibilities. The survey was funded by the Personal Social Services Research Group through the Social Care Evidence in Practice project.

A report of the results was published in August 2015 and is available at http://ssrg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SCEiP-Research-Capacity-Report-Web-version.pdf

The report examines the state of social care research activity and the extent of research governance in local authority settings, as well as the use of evidence by practitioners and managers, and the ability of local authorities to commission external research.

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