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Research Call to Arms!

‘SAPHNA are committed to advancing research in the School and Public Health Nursing arena! To this end, we are seeking your proposals, dissertations and publications to populate our developing website Research repository.

We know fab research is out there so do help us change the current narrative and raise our research roar to influence, challenge and change, resulting in further exemplary practice!’

We acknowledge and understand if you are nervous or that you may have other concerns, if so, then drop us a message to and we will try and help you through.

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By Dr Michael Fanner. This paper explores how male victims of #CSE have been affected through gendered thinking, creating a degree of awkwardness in the way we talk about them

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research: Implications for practitioners

A short video explaining what ACEs are, how they are measured, and the pros and cons of routine screening. Featuring Professors Andrea Danese and Helen Minnis and UKTC Co-Director David Trickey

Research recruitment

This project wants
to speak to
bereaved children
and parents to ask
how you supported
each other and
what helped you.

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Become a REC member

We have an exciting opportunity for more members to join our Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and contribute to our work. We’re looking for people who are passionate about health and social care research to review applications for research studies, particularly registered healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists.


The NIHR are delighted to be able to offer individuals working in local authority settings short placements at the NIHR to develop skills and capabilities to co-create research.

The NIHR Local Authority Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration scheme provides up to £15,000 of funding to support the placement for the individual.

 The deadline for applications is 1pm on 25 November 2021.

Please note, these opportunities are only open to those working in England. More information about the scheme, including eligibility requirements, potential placement ideas, and how to apply, are available on the NIHR website.

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