Research Champions Workshop 2018 RCSLT Research and Development

Research Champions Workshop 2018 RCSLT Research and Development

Research Champions Workshop 2018 RCSLT Research and Development update Amit Kulkarni, Lauren Longhurst, & Katie Chadd Networks Networks elearning Ejournal access

Clinically Applied Research Resource Clinical advisers Criteria Knowledge of current evidence base Awareness of national and local guidance Clinical expertise in chosen area Understand challenges that SLTs

may be facing Evidence of ongoing CPD Support from manager Role To respond to clinical enquiries Use RCSLT resources and support structures as appropriate Assist RCSLT to respond to consultations Represent RCSLT on professional or strategic groups Provide an opinion on clinical matters

Be proactive at hub/ national level and disseminate information/ evidence base Act as a resource to regional hub advisers https://www.rcslt.org/members/professional_roles/advisers/ rcslt_adviser_application_process Process 1 Self nomination or suggestion by RCSLT staff 2

Application form and CV submitted 3 Application assessed by adviser review panel 4 Accepted/ more information asked for/ rejected 5

Reapplication every three years 63 pro clinic fes al/ sio are na l as s r e s

i v d 96 a Gap analysis still some areas not covered NEW: Leadership mentors

Hot topics GDPR IDDSI DLD NQPs Dysphagia Research priorities project

Why research priority setting? Quality services Gaps in evidence of what works Research collaborations seek RCSLT support Co-produced research priorities influence what research is funded

New research that matters Clinical areas selected 1. Dysphagia 2. Learning disabilities 3. Developmental language disorder 4. Aphasia 5. Autism Our approach Patient and public

involvement Systematic reviews Clinical guidelines Where are we now? Dysphagia research priorities published Service user group visits for learning disabilities work Collating uncertainties for DLD, autism and aphasia

Whats next? Publish LD priorities Service user and stakeholder workshops for DLD Improve links with funding bodies Test bed project National PPI standards Selected projects

RCSLT research priorities project R&D work in other areas of RCSLT Learning Publications Professional Development Policy and public affairs Some examples Providing evidence to support the need for SLT involvement in key policy

areas e.g. mental health, justice system to support lobbying and influencing Providing content support for stakeholder events e.g. DLD roundtable Evidence and research sections of clinical webpages Development and review of briefing papers/ documents Involvement in the NICE consultations process Reviewing information that appears in the mainstream media Review bulletin feature articles On steering groups for key projects e.g. curriculum guidelines development Support to enquiries team and outcomes project Support with referencing , clinical terminology and SLT specific information

Communications Publications New look Research Newsletter Higher subscription & open rates RCSLT Website Updates to Research Centre inc. key contacts, resources and information on clinical academic pathways Work on Evidence and Research pages on Clinical Topics Social Media Nearly 3500 followers @RCSLTResearch Facebook engagement increasing facebook.com/rcsltresearch

Research Champions Update Started in 2013 as a group of 42 researchminded SLTsto date we are now at 272. Collaborated at 2 previous workshops Set up specific networks in the nations Increase in RCSLT resources and capacity to support role Diverse representation- regionally, clinically, and academically 300 250

200 150 100 50 0 2013 2014

2015 2016 2017 2018 PhD Student; 7.41% Masters Student; 7.41% Lecturer; 6.30% Researcher; 10.37%

Practicing SLT; 62.22% SLT Manager; 6.30% 100 94 90 80 79

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 31 Research Champions Mission

Research Champions Vision Research Champions are speech and language therapists who: Share the RCSLT vision of an evidence-based and research-active profession. has experience of appraising and applying a range of evidence to clinical practice Facilitate the application and gathering of evidence within their organisations.

Use research, audit and evaluation to support practice. Update: Please tell us what you have been up to! This will Help us identify additional ways to support Research Champions Create more opportunities for you to learn- Brag and Steal Give you an opportunity to feedback Opportunities through RCSLT Learn

Develop Practice Free access to journals- guides to set up alerts, critical appraisal and running journal clubs. Submit a precis critique for In the Journals. Advertise your survey in the research newsletter.

Research e-learning- intro to EBP, getting to grips with reading articles, clinical decision making. Be a reviewer for Bulletinprovide feedback on articles prior to publication. Present work at conference, Hubs, workshops or CENS. Use the online forum to talk

with other research champions. Support to share your learning at a team meeting. Write up your project for Bulletin. RSCLT Research CentreInformation and resources for EBP and research. Get involved with RCSLT research projects.

Provide evidence and collaborate on a NICE consultation. Call for Expressions of Interest Would you like to be on the IJLCD Student Project Prize Panel? Email [email protected] telling us why you would be a good candidate! More time thinking about these shortly.

Clinical Academic Mentor Network Link up with a clinical academic SLT with more experience, who is willing to offer some guidance and support. For one off advice or longer-term mentoring. Being a mentor is excellent CPD. Write a case study of your mentoring experience. Application forms at the RCSLT stand! It was great to speak to you last week. The conversation and the leads that you gave me have set me off on some useful routes of enquiry. It was really

super to speak to [name] in her capacity as mentor Thank you!! Impact of Research Champions Personal achievements Developing skills Influencing NICE guidelines National recognition Activity In pairs: Read through Research Champions Activity Menu

Look at suggestions on Spider Diagram Find something you could do in your role Add your own ideas to the Spider Diagram we will incorporate all your suggestions into a brand new, updated Activity Menu and share with the network. RCSLT Strategic Plan 2018-21 RCSLT R&D Strategic Objectives STRATEGIC TOPIC

Research and Innovation Strat. Obj. number Strategic Objectives We will 1 Shape research capacity, capability and culture within

the profession 2 Promote the funding of key areas of SLT research 3 Promote understanding and use of and evidencebased approach to practice Example of actions Shape research capacity, capability and culture within the profession

Plan development of potential monthly research surgery Develop opportunities for SLTs to seek advice on their specific research questions Continue to hold research surgeries at relevant RCSLT events Continue to develop Clinical Academic Mentor network Continue to disseminate information about support networks available to SLTs e.g. CAHPR hubs, RDS, CLAHRCS etc

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