Brag and steal: Sharing stories of research and EBP at the RCSLT Research Champions workshop 2018

Thank you to Katie Chadd (@Katie_Chadd) for producing the latest ResNetSLT blog post.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have an established network of SLTs who are committed to striving "to ensure that speech and language therapy is an evidence-based, research-active profession, bringing together research and clinical practice" which is achieved by working in partnership with the RCSLT and wider research networks.

The network celebrated its increase in strength and numbers (now 273 SLTs) and the remarkable achievements of our therapists at a workshop held in London in July.

Two core aims of the day were to provide therapists with the opportunity to:
The format of the day varied and we incorporated presentations, a panel session, group activities, invited guest speakers, lightning talks, a poster exhibition, and practical workshops.

The attendees consisted of therapists working for the NHS with a range of experience, those in independent practice, school based SLTs, researchers, lecturers and clinical academics.

The core learning points of the day were:
Research champions tweeted lots of nuggets of advice throughout the day - you can search the hashtag #ResearchChampions2018 to find out more, and also see tweets from our main research twitter feed @RCSLTResearch.

RCSLT members will also be able to view the content from the day on the website in due course, and if you would like to find out more about becoming a research champion view the Research Centre page here.

Open access useful resources and papers mentioned during the day

Claire and Annette's blog on Evidently Cochrane: Research is better together.

Bornbaum, C. C. et al. (2015). Exploring the function and effectiveness of knowledge brokers as facilitators of knowledge translation in health-related settings: a systematic review and thematic analysis. Implementation Science, 10, 162.

Support network @ClinAcSLT.

Strategy for Clinical Research Careers for Non-Medical Professions by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.