NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) will be holding a series of webinars during October and November to engage stakeholders on its first year achievements and discuss future plans.

The five webinars will include presentations from four ARC KSS themes (social care, dementia and healthy ageing, starting well children and young people’s mental health and primary and community care) in conjunction with ARC KSS’s four cross-cutting themes (health and social care economics, public health, digital and co-production) to showcase the impact ARC KSS is making in meeting local needs, engaging the public, and improving research capacity.

The ARC KSS Academy team will also be holding a separate event to discuss their plans to support researchers across health and social care applied research through learning, development and mentorship opportunities.

ARC KSS brings together NHS Trusts, local authorities, universities, KSS AHSN, communities and other partners to support applied research to improve health and social care for patients and families in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The collaboration, hosted by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and led by ARC KSS Director, Prof Stephen Peckham, is designed to ensure the learning from research is implemented more rapidly and systematically to improve the health care of patients and the public.

ARC KSS webinars include:

  • Thursday 22 October, 10-10.45am – Building Regional Research Capacity – ARC KSS Academy
  • Thursday 22 October, 1.30-3.30pm – Living well with Dementia and Healthy Ageing with Health and Social Care Economics
  • Tuesday 3 November, 12.30-2.30pm – Primary and Community Care with Digital
  • Wednesday November 4, 10-11.30am – Starting Well: Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Friday 6 November, 11am -1pm – Social Care with Public Health and Co-production.

Full details on all of the events, including how to sign up, can be found on ARC KSS’s Eventbrite page.

Find out more about KSS AHSN’s work with ARC KSS.