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More exciting BAHT Level I & II Validated Courses added - view details

Congress of the French Society of Hand Therapy (SFRM GEMMSOR),Paris, 19/20 December 2017

iSARAH, RA Hand Exercise Training, free online course for Physios and OTs

View details of the next Midlands Regional Group meeting in Nottinham


Starting out in Research - 2 short courses on Getting Started



Useful document with staffing recommendations in hand therapy: Hand surgery in the UK: Manpower, resources, standards and training (BSSH 2007)

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The Clinical Evidence Committee has self-declared as an NIHR non-commercial partner. The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Portfolio is a database of high-quality clinical research studies that are eligible for support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network in England.

This enables those participants who are successfully awarded a research grant by BAHT CEC and who meet the NIHR criteria* to automatically be eligibe for NIHR clinical research network support costs which provide additional resources and finances in addition to their funding to assist with the research process.

NIHR criteria: must be research conducted in NHS in England.

For more information on whether your project would meet the NIHR criteria and further details please go to:


The National Institute for Health Research have published a new handbook for aspiring clinical academics from the non-medical professions (i.e. relevant for physios and OTs working in hand therapy!).  This guide is also has information for managers and discusses building clinical academic roles (so please share with your therapy leads).




The aims of the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) are to:
  1. Develop AHP research
  2. Strengthen evidence of the profession's value and impact for enhancing service user and community care
  3. Enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence
There are local hubs across the country, check out what's going on in your area:


RSTN (Reconstructive Surgical Trials Network)

The RSTN is the clinical trials network for plastic surgery and hand surgery in the UK.  It is part of the Royal College of Surgeons clinical trials initiative and is supported by BAPRAS and BSSH.
Full information can be found on the RSTN website - see here

The information for the above studies was provided by Jo Adams, University of Southampton.