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In the last three years, 2017-19, the Charity put out calls for staff at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) to apply for Research Fellowship Grants of up to £10,000. The aim of the grant is to support NBT staff to undertake a preliminary research project which has direct relevance to the NHS.

Applications are invited from NBT staff including clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals from any clinical area, who hold a substantive or honorary contract with NBT.

Grants might be used to support the following activities:

  • conducting a research project that is of direct relevance to the NHS;
  • conducting a pilot research project to provide evidence to support an NBT-led grant Application;
  • pump priming to give time to develop a research idea into a full grant proposal for a funded project in the future.

Another call will be announced in mid 2020. If you want further information please contact via email: info@bhrcharity.org

2018 BHRC Fellowships Awarded
September 2018

Dr Kate Crewdson, Consultant Anaesthetist, NBT

The ketogenic diet to prevent secondary brain injury in traumatic brain injury patients: an intervention design study.

Richard Armstrong, Anaesthetics Dept, University Hospitals, Bristol

Using machine learning to predict patient outcomes after lower limb vascular surgery: preliminary descriptive analyses of the National Vascular Registry

Dr Samantha Hayward, Renal Department, Southmead Hospital

Optimising initiation of dialysis for older people with chronic kidney disease – the UK EQUAL biomarker study.

2017 Research Fellowship Awards
The Projects

David Odd, Consultant Neonatologist

Neurological Impacts of Post-Term Birth

Shona McIntosh, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist

Identification and assessment of the palliative care needs of patients with end stage peripheral vascular disease, who have undergone lower limb amputation

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