The Summit

The Summit is the R&D department’s Annual Knowledge Exchange and Networking Day.

This is a must-attend event for those who wish to:

  • Develop their understanding of research and development by hearing from colleagues and partners who play an active role in these
  • Seek advice/support on implementing their research project, developing their research ideas or growing their research careers
  • Grow a network of like-minded colleagues and associates to catalyse change or enhance their own personal development

R&D Summit 2021

The Research &Development Team proudly bring you their annual knowledge and exchange networking day on Friday 10th September from 8am-3pm in the Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW NHS Trust.

Registration is now open and you can book your place here.

For further information or enquiries please email

R&D Summit 2019

The Summit 2019 took place on Friday 5th July in the Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW NHS Trust. There were many engaging masterclasses and lectures attended by over 150 staff and researchers from across UHCW and local institutions. Our keynote Speaker was Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam to the topic of 'Surgery, Science & Serendipity'. Check out some photos from the day below.

Poster Competition Results!

Once again, the standard of this year’s research poster competition was very high, with entries being received from a wide range of clinical specialities and representing many healthcare professional groups. Posters were assessed by a panel of judges that included clinicians and academics. Elements such as design, layout and content were assessed with bonus points awarded for clinical impact. Shortlisted posters were printed and displayed in A1 format, with the remaining submissions being displayed on A3.

The winners from each category were announced by Professor Jane Coad at the Summit, and given signed R&D certificates and Amazon gift cards. The 2019 winners were:

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and wish you good luck with your future research and poster submissions!