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NIHR Question Time - East Midlands

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Oak Room, College Court Conference Centre

Knighton Road

Leicester

LE2 3UF

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - the nation's largest funder of health and care research - is keen to engage with people who live and/or work in the East Midlands to discuss the future of health and care research. This is why the NIHR Strategy Board, Chaired by Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care, has decided to host its first ever ‘Question Time’ event in the East Midlands on the afternoon of Thursday 14th November 2019. The venue will be Leicester College Court.

The event will be a panel of NIHR Strategy Board members, Chaired by Rob Sissons, BBC East Midlands Health Correspondent, who will take questions from an invited audience of people based in the East Midlands who have an interest in research and the wider health and care agenda. Confirmed panel members are:

Professor Ian Hall

Professor Dave Jones OBE

Professor Stuart Logan

Dr Jonathan Sheffield

Dr Louise Wood CBE

Tina Coldham

Provisional Timetable:

14.00 – Arrival/Refreshments

14.30 – Chair’s Opening Remarks and Panel Introduction

14.50 – Debate and discussion of key questions highlighted by the region

16.30 – Chair’s wrap up

16.45 – Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, DHSC - closing remarks/take home messages

17.00 – Refreshments/networking

18.00 – Close

Through the event, NIHR wants to get to a better understanding of what more we can all do to improve health, public health and social care research cultures and systems.

You can submit questions in advance of the day when you register – these might be regional or national in scale, strategic or operational in nature – whatever is important to you.

To get you thinking, here are some of our current priorities that we are actively working on:

- Responding to disease burden and demographic pressures to produce the evidence that enables people to be born well, live well and die well

- Building research capacity and capability in underserved areas of greatest need, e.g. social care, public health, primary care and mental health

- Encouraging applied health research activity to follow patient need and attract the nation’s leading researchers

- Contributing to UK growth and increasing industry investment

- Advancing equality, diversity and inclusivity in the research workforce, research participants and those who shape the research agenda

- Developing simpler, faster and proportionate research funding systems

We will endeavour to answer all submitted questions, either on the day, or in writing, subsequently. If you are unable to attend in person, but have a question that you would like to submit, you have the opportunity to do so via the event registration form.

We look forward to our session in the East Midlands and we hope to run similar engagement events with other regions at subsequent NIHR Strategy Board meetings.

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Oak Room, College Court Conference Centre

Knighton Road

Leicester

LE2 3UF

United Kingdom

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