ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TRAINING GRANTS
The Oxford Centre for Haematology regularly award training grants to Allied Healthcare Professionals involved in haematology in Oxford in both the Trust and University.
Awards are made by the OCH Training Sub-Committee, which includes representatives from allied health teams. The objectives of the training scheme are to improve staff recruitment, retention and satisfaction by funding training and educational initiatives that are not normally funded by other means. Costs for materials or equipment associated with staff development and training will also be considered. These awards will give allied healthcare colleagues additional opportunities to further their professional development and enhance patient care.
In 2021, there were £12,500 funds from the BRC Haematology and Stem Cells budget set aside for training grants. Awarded in August 2021, these included attendance at national and international conferences, courses to learn new laboratory techniques, bio-informatics, masters modules for leadership development, among others.
In order to disseminate research findings and medical advice, it is essential that researchers and clinicians are confident to give media interviews competently. BRC Haematology and Stem Cells regularly offer media skills training. The practical, online course gives an introduction to valuable and up to date techniques to conduct smooth and effective media interviews from home. Learn how to set up your equipment; optimise your interview environment; prepare for questions; and deliver your message. More information.
SPECIAL STUDY MODULES FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
OCH supported four fourth year medical student SSMs in 2020. Offer of further places will be made in October 2021 for the next cohort.
Haematology is at the forefront of the application of science and novel technologies in clinical medicine, pioneering treatments such as bone marrow transplants, immunotherapy, multi-agent cancer chemotherapy and targeted therapies which have really revolutionized care of patients with a range of blood disorders over recent years.
Haematology specialists have the privilege of being able to transition between bench and bedside - assessing patients clinically, performing specialized diagnostic tests such as bone marrow aspirations, reporting blood films and bone marrow studies, interpreting complex molecular diagnostics as well as developing strong relationships with patients and their families.
Many haematologists also spend time in basic laboratory research and participate in clinical trials, especially here in Oxford. During this SSM, £500 funding is offered to support a specific laboratory-based assignment in one of the haematology labs at the world-renowned MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. Time in clinic can also be arranged.
nurses training evenings
OCH supports training evenings for nurses in all areas of haematology. Please contact Angela Brown for further information. All are welcome!