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Call for abstracts for “Health Research and Innovation: The Defence Medical Services and the NHS” Conference

30 September 2021
Abstracts invited for conference exploring health service research and innovation in civilian and military medicine, to be held on Friday 18 March 2022.

*Deadline extended to 10 December*

We’re calling for abstracts with a theme relevant to military and NHS clinical practice, focussing on research and innovation developed in the NHS that is applicable to the military, and vice versa for a one day conference on the Defence Medical Services and the NHS.

256 (City of London) Field Hospital, in partnership with UCLPartners, are running a one day conference exploring health service research and innovation in civilian and military medicine. While there have always been strong links between the Defence Medical Services and the NHS, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the collective power of the military and NHS for healthcare innovation. This conference will bring together a wide range of military experts and NHS health care professionals from across the UK, to showcase current and future endeavours in the NHS/military partnership.

Successful applicants will be invited to present (either as an oral presentation or in poster format) their work at the conference, held at the National Army Museum in London, on 18 March 2022.  

Submission Deadline: Friday 10 December 2021. Thanks to all who have submitted papers so far. We are aiming to inform the outcome of the call by 17 December.

Open to: All healthcare professionals in either the NHS or Armed Forces. Early career researchers and those from the allied health professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application guidelines:

Submit an abstract describing original research, an innovation project, or audit. Abstracts should include the title, background, methods, discussion, and conclusions, in a maximum of 300 words.  Abstracts should be submitted by email, along with the name, affiliations and contact details of the contributors and presenter, to 

Please note, this conference has been rescheduled from the original date of March 2021. If you submitted a paper for our original call at the end of 2020 you are invited to resubmit your initial proposal or submit an updated proposal.