EiP 2015 Webinar – National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS Trusts & Ashridge Business School

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 14 Jan 16 18:00
And will end on: 14 Jan 16 19:30

Location: web-based,

From 13:00pm to 14:30pm CET (Paris time).
If not familiar with Webex, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session.


“Faster and Easier Clinical Research: Developing a Thriving National Community of NHS R&D Directors and Managers”

This initiative is a ground-breaking collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the NHS and Ashridge Business School, designed to facilitate ‘faster and easier’ clinical research in the NHS in England, and to maximise the contribution that research makes to the ‘health and wealth’ of the nation.

Through this initiative 128 NHS Research & Development (R&D) managers and directors from 64 NHS Trusts have risen to the challenge and become instrumental in leading a revolution in performance and culture within and between their Trusts. This has resulted in impressive levels of impact individually, organisationally and across the whole of the NHS system, critical to delivering the UK Government’s ambition “to become a world-leader in life sciences”.

Despite the extreme complexity of the challenge, this initiative has brought important and measured outcomes (internally and externally) in widening the way the community works and operate. The programme set-up was absolutely innovative with its intelligent recruitment process and pairing, the creation of communities of practice, and the organization by participants of a conference.

In this session, Kate Blake, Phil Glanfield and Sarah Beartwill will share their success stories and also point out some of the interesting challenges they came across during these last years.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Full Case and Global Focus article.

EIP gold2015-LR-newThe National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS Trusts & Ashridge Business School were granted the Gold Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2015 in the category of ‘Organisational Development’.  


  • Kate Blake, Director of Research & Development Strategy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  • Phil Glanfield, Associate with Ashridge Business School and an independent organisation consultant (UK)
  • Sarah Beart, Business Development Associate, Ashridge Business School
This session will be moderated by Jan Ginneberge.


Target group:
This webinar is dedicated to both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration. Number of participants is limited. Priority will be offered to EFMD member organisations. Follow the registration process (under “upcoming” live sessions).

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