Training changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some of our academic training calendar events have been postponed. The events listed for the remaining months of this year are still scheduled to take place and we are exploring options to deliver these sessions via an online platform. Unfortunately it is not currently possible to book attendance for all of these sessions via STEPS. If you are interested in attending any of these events please register your interest by sending an email to the following address: R&



At NELFT Research and Development, we provide a great training opportunity for NELFT staff, service users, patients and researchers within and outside the Trust to enhance skills to plan, carry out and present research, while building their professional network. The Training calendar has something for everyone, whether you are involved in research now, or just curious about projects happening across the Trust. See below to view the R&D training calendar for 2020.

The Research and Development department run the following workshops:

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The NELFT PhD club follows straight after journal club to provide support where required, for individuals undertaking a PhD in NELFT. In particular, it provides an opportunity for peer support, in which those completing a PhD can meet in a supportive environment to discuss their research, including any issues or challenges, and offer each other feedback and advice. It also provides an opportunity for shared learning, as well as a chance to pass on relevant skills and knowledge to each other.If you would like further details about the workshops, or have any queries, please contact Krisha Hirani, Research and Development administrator. Telephone: 0300 555 1201 ext 64478. Email: krisha.hirani@nelft.nhs.ukTo book a place please contact Krisha Hirani in advance.


PhD club would like to invite anyone who is undertaking a PhD in NELFT to get involved. Please contact Jacki Stansfeld ( for further details.

Research Journal Club 
NELFT Journal club meets every three months to discuss and critically evaluate articles on a variety of different topics. It aims to encourage wider reading and stimulate debate and discussion across a broad range of fields. Journal club provides the opportunity for individuals to develop their critical appraisal skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Journal club is open to anyone who is interested in developing their critical appraisal skills. Please contact Jacki Stansfeld ( or Amy Streater ( for further details.