Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Network Support Fellow

Band 6

Main area
Research & Development
Band 6
Fixed term until 31 March 2020
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£28,050 - 36,644 pa
27/07/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


   We would like to invite applications for this interesting and challenging opportunity to work with Cochrane’s global Networks in the area of Long Term Conditions and Ageing.

   The key role of the Network Support Fellow is to support the Networks in prioritization, gap analysis, quality and editorial processes, with a particular focus on ensuring that the Networks are positioned to provide maximum support for the NHS.

   Each Network Support Fellow will work closely with Cochrane Review Groups, the Network Senior Editor and Associate Editor and will have an individual work plan that includes specific objectives that are customized around the network’s development priorities.

   This role would suit a highly motivated individual with experience of conducting high-quality systematic reviews and familiarity with Cochrane Systematic Review processes and methods.

   The successful candidate will have an understanding of the research context, a focus on quality and enjoy communicating with a wide range of people, contributing to the global effort to produce reliable, accessible healthcare evidence.

   Cochrane has created eight new Network Support Fellow roles to support the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews, that address the research questions most important to patients and decision makers. There is one role for each Cochrane Network, covering the review production areas of:

  • Acute and Emergency Care;
  • Brain, Nerves and Mind;
  • Cancer;
  • Children and Families;
  • Circulation and Breathing;
  • Long-term Conditions and Ageing (two distinct Networks); and
  • Public Health and Health Systems.

    This post is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), at 1.0 FTE, fixed term contract ending 31 March 2020. It will be hosted by the Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care Review Group at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.    

   Closing Date: 27th July 2018


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Kerry Harding - Kerry.harding@ndnc.ox.ac.uk - 01865 225405 



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