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Research Interest Group (RIG)

The aim of the NLCFN Research Interest Group (RIG) is to develop and build research activity and capacity within the Forum and improve the evidence base upon which Forum members base their practice.

The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses (NLCFN) is keen to develop research activity that would help them improve care and services within lung cancer and also develop the NLCFN's research capacity.

In addition, the NLCFN hopes to facilitate collaboration and dialogue between clinical and academic colleagues and bring together experienced researchers and nurse specialists with a declared interest in lung cancer and research.

Specifically the RIG intends to  deliver the following objectives to:

  1. Share knowledge of existing research activity
  2. Provide advice to colleagues regarding research activity
  3. Identify joint research priorities
  4. Develop new research partnerships across clinical and academic communities
  5. Develop fundable research proposals based on those priorities and partnerships
  6. Identify and discuss:
    1. innovative and creative research design approaches
    2. shared knowledge on current funding options
    3. strategies to ensure appropriate user involvement in research.
  7. Facilitate the NLCFN to integrate their research and evaluation work into the wider cancer and healthcare community.

The Research Interest Group (RIG), is led and chaired by Professor Janelle Yorke and meet 3-4 times per year for a short meeting usually 2 hours in a central location.  If you are interested in joining the Research Interest Group please CLICK HERE to express your interest and we will ensure you are informed of RIG activities and meetings

View the minutes of the latest RIG meeting 

Annual Small Grants Scheme Award

The NLCFN offer an Annual Small Grants Award Scheme. For more information visit the small grants scheme web page at