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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Helen Payne

Job Title: Senior Research Manager
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)


Helen Payne is a Senior Research Manager for the National Institute for Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC – The NIHR funds and manages independent research for health, public health and social care decision-makers ( The NIHR’s approach is underpinned by the Adding Value in Research (AViR) Framework, and Helen is a member of the cross-NIHR AViR working group leading a programme of work aimed at reducing waste and adding value in research. Helen leads on expert review at NETSCC, and co-leads a cross-NIHR initiative on the proportionate peer review of research applications.

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