About the Forum
The Forum's objectives are:
To facilitate and and encourage sharing of best practice through the development of a communications network and events such as conferences, seminars, and workshops.
To provide an interface between the Department of Health and those engaged in managing and organising research in health and social care organisations.
Whilst independent the Forum will act as a conduit for the dissemination of initiatives, and for collating information and views.
The Forum has an elected Advisory Group.
More information about the Advisory Group including a list of members, details of the working groups are available in the Working Groups section.
The Forum has a Management Team consisting of a Director and Manager. They have the frontline role for organising and co-ordinating activities and events of the Forum.
Administrative support is provided through a contract with a freelance business support service.
The Forum interacts with the Department of Health through the Advisory Group and through direct contact between the Management Team and nominated contacts from the Department of Health.