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News and resources from EBM June 2016

30 June, 2016

News and resources from EBM June 2016

News and resources from EBM June 2016

Information for authors

Evidence Based Midwifery is published quarterly and aims to promote the dissemination, implementation and evaluation of midwifery evidence at local, national and international levels. Papers on qualitative research, quantitative research, philosophical research, action research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of qualitative or quantitative data are welcome. Papers of no longer than 5000 words in length, including references, should be sent to: rob@midwives.co.uk in MS Word, and receipt will be acknowledged. Suitable papers are subject to double-blinded peer review of academic rigour, quality and relevance. Subject area and/or methodology experts provide structured critical reviews that are forwarded to authors with editorial comments. Expert opinion on matters such as statistical accuracy, professional relevance or legal ramifications may also be sought. Major changes are agreed with authors, but editors reserve the right to make modifications in accordance with house style and demands for space and layout. Authors should refer to further guidance (RCM, 2007; Sinclair and Ratnaike, 2007). Authorship must be attributed fully and fairly, along with funding sources, commercial affiliations and due acknowledgements. Papers that are not original or that have been submitted elsewhere cannot be considered. Authors transfer copyright of their paper to the RCM, effective on acceptance for publication and covering exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute it in any form. Papers should be preceded by a structured abstract and key words. Figures and tables must be cited in the text, and authors must obtain approval for and credit reproduction or modification of others’ material. Artwork on paper is submitted at the owner’s risk and the publisher accepts no liability for loss or damage while in possession of the material. All work referred to in the manuscript should be fully cited using the Harvard system of referencing. All sources must be published or publicly accessible.

References

RCM. (2007) Guidelines for authors. Evidence Based Midwifery 5(1): 35.
Sinclair M, Ratnaike D. (2007) Writing for Evidence Based Midwifery. Evidence Based Midwifery 5(2): 66-70.

News and resources

Leadership scholarships open

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is now accepting applications for its leadership scholarships for 2016-17. These include general leadership scholarships for midwives, nurses and allied health professionals in the UK. There are scholarships for BME midwives and nurses, emerging leaders and leaders working in specialist fields. The foundation has also launched a new award – the Aspiring Nurse Directors Leadership Scholarships. The closing date for receipt of applications for all leadership scholarships is 15 August. For more information and to apply, visit florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk  

RCM conference speakers announced

A number of top researchers and academics will be presenting at the RCM Annual Conference 2016. Among those taking to the stage will be Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor Mavis Kirkham and Professor Michael A West, head of thought leadership at The King’s Fund. The two-day conference will be held at the Harrogate International Centre on 19 and 20 October. It will feature an array of national and international speakers from within and beyond maternity care. Hot topics will be debated through a series of keynote, plenary and concurrent sessions and there will be a conference exhibition. Early bird bookings are open until 16 July. For more information and to book a place, visit rcmconference.org.uk

Apply to research for patient benefit programme

The National Institute for Health Research is inviting researchers to submit proposals to its research for patient benefit programme. These should be related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and should be concerned with having an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS. It welcomes applications on a wide range of issues and aims to fund high-quality research that will be directed at achieving benefit for NHS users in England. For more information and to apply to the programme, visit nihr.ac.uk/funding-opportunities

Evidence Based Midwifery editorial panel members

UK editorial panel

Professor Soo Downe, University of Central Lancashire, England

Professor Billie Hunter, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Wales

Dr Julia Magill-Cuerden, University of West London, England

Dr Margaret McGuire, NHS Tayside, Scotland

Dr Marianne Mead, University of Hertfordshire, England

Professor Jane Sandall, King’s College London, England

Chair: Louise Silverton, RCM director for midwifery

Professor Marlene Sinclair (editor), University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Dr Hora Soltani, Sheffield Hallam University, England

Dr Andrew Symon, University of Dundee, Scotland

Emma Godfrey-Edwards (editor), Redactive Media Group

International editorial panel

Dr Catherine Carr, University of Washington, US

Dr Heather Hancock, University of South Australia, Australia

Professor Edith Hillan, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Amy Levi, University of California San Francisco, US

Dr Address Malata, University of Malawi, Malawi

Editorial advisory panel

Joseph B Cunningham, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Dr Rhona McInnes, The Queen Mother’s Hospital, Scotland

Helen Spiby, University of Nottingham, England

Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, RCM chief executive

Jason Grant, Redactive Media Group

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