OCH Training Grants for Allied Healthcare Professionals and Special Study Modules
Allied Healthcare Professionals Training Grants
The Oxford Centre for Haematology awarded nine training grants in October 2018 to Allied Healthcare Professionals involved in haematology in Oxford in both the Trust and University.
Awards were 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.
The committee will consider applications for funding through the year for ad hoc training needs, outside of the annual call for applications.
A new round of funding is now available with a deadline of 17 February 2020.
SPECIAL STUDY MODULES FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
OCH will support four fourth year medical student SSMs in 2020. Offer of further places will be made in October 2020 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.