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A large component of CLAHRC NWC was working to grow the careers of our Interns and Researchers, helping them find new avenues of development. Over 60 internships were completed under CLAHRC NWC. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) still provides training and career development awards ranging from undergraduate level through to opportunities for established investigators and research leaders. Find out more about the internships that were supported by CLAHRC NWC in the table below:

First NameSurnamePartner organisationYear of internshipInternship TypeName of Project
EmmaCummingsLancashire Care NHS FT2015Research InternshipPerinatal Mental Illness and Health Inequality
KirstyHooleClatterbridge Cancer Centre2015Research InternshipExploring Patients’ Views of Smoking During Radiotherapy
FionaMuirLancashire County Council2015Research InternshipA feasibility study to investigate the effectiveness of the provision of asset based community support for carers of adults with COPD in promoting carers’ wellbeing: BITE
SeanRalphClatterbridge Cancer Centre2015Research InternshipOpening up that “Can of Worms” to Discuss Sexual Orientation and Sexuality with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Cancer Patients
KellyPalethorpeMerseycare NHS FT2015Research InternshipThe Physical health needs of mental health service users: Exploring the views of people taking antipsychotic medication.
JosephRylandsAintree NHS FT2015Research InternshipSocial inequalities in child dental health: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study
JennyJamesAintree NHS FT2015Research InternshipWeight [Re]Gain Post Bariatric Surgery
AnnaMcDougallKnowsley Council2015Research InternshipAre you tough enough? Exploring the relationship between mental toughness and resilience
LeanneHarperCheshire & Wirral Partnership2016Research InternshipTo investigate the effectiveness of Crewe Recovery College in improving mental health services in a deprived area.
JayneVincentSefton Metropolitan Borough Council2016Research InternshipExploring the impact of worklessness and employment on mental health and wellbeing outcomes of young people/young adults aged 18 – 24 years
LeilaWilliamsBlackpool NHS FT2016Research InternshipThe effectiveness and efficiency of the clinical pathway for individuals with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDoC) as a result of an Acquired Brain Injury from inpatient treatment to rehabilitation in a community setting
JoeDentNW Ambulance Service in conjunction with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals2016Research InternshipAssessment and management of stroke patients in pre-hospital environment: BITE
AmandaMcKennaAlder Hey NHS FT2016Research InternshipA series of systematic reviews related to asthma treatment in children, examining the environmental, socioeconomic and pharmacogenomic associations between both efficacy and adverse effects for medications used in moderate to severe asthma
RichardStanyonSouthport & Formby CCG2016Research InternshipThe treatment and implementation of care planning for frail and elderly patients across multi-disciplinary teams
AlisonMcLoughlinLancashire Teaching Hospitals2016Research InternshipNeurological assessment in acute stroke: BITE
LindaJohnsonLancashire Teaching Hospitals2016Research InternshipIncreasing the uptake of TB services and treatment within deprived groups
SarahDevlinLancashire Care NHS FT2016Research InternshipA systematic review of the evidence around harm minimisation in patient settings in terms of self-injury
SeanBarnesLancashire Care NHS FT2016Research InternshipLinks to the ADOPTS project: Accelerating Delivery Of Psychological Therapies after Stroke: BITE
JennyJamesAintree NHS FT2016Research InternshipThe ‘unintended consequence’ of weight loss surgery –developing strategies to help address inequality in the poorest of society undergoing bariatric surgery
MikeBryantBlackpool NHS FT2016Research InternshipIdentify the most effective primary care management of frozen shoulder
RachelWatkinE Lancs CCGFeb-17PPPIntegrated Neighbour Teams Implementation (Delivering high quality primary care at scale and improving access)
EmmaFilippoBlackpool NHS FTFeb-17PPPBetter Care Now
JuneHolmesClatterbridge Cancer CentreFeb-17PPPPreventing emergency admissions for cancer patients: BITE
ZoeMcIntoshLiverpool Heart & Chest HospitalFeb-17PPPMDT working, integrated care - CVD
JaneNeveNW Boroughs NHS FTFeb-17PPPLive Well Project (Community integrated mental and physical health service): BITE
KarenHarveyLiverpool Women’s NHS FTFeb-17PPPTransitional care development of outreach team to support early supported discharge of babies requiring tube feeding and home phototherapy
SeanBoyleCheshire & Wirral PartnershipFeb-17PPPImplementation of mental health inpatient flow model (Evidence based decision making processes within mental health settings)
SamPilsworthCheshire & Wirral PartnershipFeb-17PPPMDT working, integrated care - COPD
ColetteKellyAintree NHS FTFeb-17PPPLiverpool Diabetes Partnership: BITE Summary
NicolaRobsonSefton Metropolitan Borough CouncilDec-17Research InternshipDefining the scale and scope of EIP3
SeanBoyleCheshire & Wirral PartnershipDec-17Research InternshipEvaluating risk assessment and formulation with the aim of improving practice and patient experience
JaneWatsonLancashire Teaching HospitalsDec-17Research InternshipExploring the findings from the CLAHRC NWC Internship Scheme
TemiRobertsNW Boroughs NHS FTDec-17Research InternshipPrimary care health professionals’ views of managing depression in patients with stroke
Ann MarieDaleyLiverpool CCGJan-18PPPAdvice on prescribing. Providing income maximisation advice in primary care settings
JoanneDalton McEwingBlackburn with Darwen CCGJan-18PPPSTEP service – Succeed Thrive Empower Pennine (evaluation of improvement in cohort)
CassieEasthamNW Boroughs NHS FTJan-18PPPLater Life and Memory Service Wigan – Young Onset Dementia Services: BITE
RabiyaGangrekerBlackburn with Darwen CCGJan-18PPPSTEP service – Succeed Thrive Empower Pennine (system development): Poster
ElaineGossageLiverpool Heart & Chest HospitalJan-18PPPMDT Team Working Integrated Care
GinaHarveySefton Metropolitan Borough CouncilJan-18PPPSefton Public Sector Reform Programme – EIP and Community Connectors: BITE
KarenHarveyLiverpool Women’s NHS FTJan-18PPPEvaluation Plan for the use of home phototherapy as a treatment for physiological jaundice in infants under 28 days age
GillMedleyWalton CentreJan-18PPPEvaluating the Motor Neurone Disease TONiC in Practice Lead role
LisaNolanLiverpool CCGJan-18PPPIntegrated CAMHS offer with a focus on the early help element delivered by the voluntary and community sector to support the mental health needs of CYP
CarlO'LoughlinCheshire & Wirral PartnershipJan-18PPPService User views and perceptions of being detained in hospital
LouiseRichardsLancashire Teaching HospitalsJan-18PPPNeonatal Early Warning Score for Community Contexts
SueRenwickLiverpool CCGJan-18PPPTelehealth and COPD
ClareRotheramMerseycare NHS FTJan-18PPPTo explore the impact of the Life Rooms service on community wellbeing: BITE
KathiaSullivanMerseycare NHS FTJan-18PPPMerseycare Personality Disorder Hub: Poster
MariaNugentBlackburn with Darwen CCGSep-18PPPImplementation of an online training resource for promoting healthy weight in pre-school children: BITE
LizWatersClatterbridge Cancer CentreSep-18PPPImplementation of a Food and Drink Strategy for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre: BITE Summary
StephanieMcGlashanNW Boroughs NHS FTSep-18PPPImplementation of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) across mental and physical health services within NWBH as a method of measuring changes in Patient Health Behaviours: BITE Summary
WillWareingCountess of ChesterSep-18PPPEmergency Geriatrics: Delivering a Silver Service to the Hospital Front Door: BITE
HelenBirleyCountess of ChesterSep-18PPPRefining of the Implementation of Teletracking to reduce ED wait times for those patients waiting for a bed and reduce idle bed time: BITE
LouiseRichardsLancashire Teaching HospitalsSep-18PPPDelivering the NEST@Home pathway to reduce health inequalities for babies and their families: BITE
EmmaRickardsLiverpool Heart & Chest HospitalSep-18PPPEvaluating the Knowsley Community Respiratory Service (KRCS) Integrated Asthma service Assessing the possibility for future Innovations including post Emergency Department or Walk-in Centre attendance and/or Hospital admission group based asthma interventions: Poster
AnnetteO'DonoghueMorecambe BaySep-18PPPAccelerating delivery of psychological therapy after stroke: BITE
JaneTomlinson-WightmanMorecambe BaySep-18PPPProvision of a reflexology service to women with fear of childbirth: BITE
JaneSheltonLiverpool CCGSep-18PPPImplementation & Evaluation of an integrated CAMHS model across 3 community mental health hubs as part of the Youth Advice and Counselling (YIAC) service: BITE
NickyFearonMerseycare NHS FTSep-18PPPImplementation of a student focused Life Rooms model – specifically looking at how accessing the Life Rooms impacts on student experience of Further Education: BITE
AlisonMcCrackenMorecambe BaySep-18PPPFacilitating effective discharges from an acute hospital setting – evaluation of the implementation of a Discharge to assess model of care
SuzanneSimpsonWalton CentreSep-18PPPSupporting access to activities to enhance wellbeing and reduce social isolation in patients in MND: BITE Summary
SamanthaDaviesWalton CentreSep-18PPPIntroducing rapid access clinics for back pain
DavidWoodwardWalton CentreSep-18PPPIntroducing rapid access clinics for radicular pain
LyndaBrookAlder Hey NHS FTSep-18PPPPlanning the route into urgent care: a key enabler for successful transition to adult services for young people with long term conditions: Poster
TamsinCrippsMorecambe BaySep-18PPPDevelopment of a service user written guideline for the maternity care of women with raised BMI: Poster
JulianRaffayMerseycare NHS FTSep-18PPPImplementing mental health co-production in spiritual and pastoral care: BITE
ClaireHendryWalton CentreSep-18PPPThe Life Link Project: BITE
AnnaCroftonWalton CentreSep-18PPPIntroducing rapid access clinics for radicular pain
SarahEdneyLancashire Teaching HospitalsMay-19Pre-Doc FellowshipPCAF
LaurenCoxNW Boroughs NHS FTMay-19Pre-Doc FellowshipFellowship development
CassieEasthamNW Boroughs NHS FTMay-19Doctoral FellowshipPCAF


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