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Join CHAIN  

CHAIN is open to anyone working in health and social care, in the public, voluntary, educational or private sector. Members who work for a private sector organisation must agree not to use CHAIN for commercial purposes.

Joining CHAIN will give you access to the CHAIN Directory, enabling you to find and communicate with other members of the network. Your own details will be added to the Directory, and other members may contact you from time to time. As a member of a mutual support network you should be willing to share your experience as appropriate.

Please complete the form below and click the 'Submit form' button at the bottom. All fields marked with '*' are mandatory.

Contact information
Title Name*
Job Title* Organisation*
Work Address*
Postcode* Phone*
Mobile Fax

Primary Email address: *

(This will be your log-in username for the online CHAIN membership directory once we have confirmed your registration).

Secondary Email address:

(We use it to communicate with you solely for administrative purpose should your primary email address fails and it will not appear on the online members' Directory).

How would you prefer to be contacted?


(You can choose more than one option)
Post Phone Fax Email Text Mobile

Your role*
(You can choose more than one option)
Healthcare practitioner Social care practitioner
Researcher Librarian/Information Professional
Manager Educator
Other (please specify)
Your interests*
(You can choose more than one option)
Ambulatory care Care of older people
Child health Critical care
Complementary/alternative therapy Emergency care
Hospital medicine Learning disabilities
Medical sciences Men's health
Mental health Pharmacy/prescribing
Primary care Public health
Radiograph/imaging Social sciences
Social Care Surgery
Women's health  
Other (please specify)
Please specify further
Where do you provide a service?*
(You can choose more than one option)
Primary health care Secondary health care
Tertiary health care Social care
Higher education & research institutions  
Other (please specify)
You work in (you can choose more than one option)
Public sector Private sector Voluntary sector
(Please tick in the box next to the cross-cutting subgroup and/or the special interest group you wish to join. You can choose more than one option)
  Cross-cutting Sub-groups
Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)
Associate Principal Investigator Scheme
Special Interest Groups  
Associate PI Scheme Alumni
Associate PI Scheme PI Mentors & potential PI Mentors
Associate PI Scheme Study Teams'
Bereavement & Loss
Better Care Without Delays
Cancer Services and Support
Special Interest Groups  
I'm a Macmillan professional  
Benefits & other financial help
Cancer care pathways
Cancer information & support
Cancer research
End of life care in cancer
Ethical & spiritual issues
Learning & development
Outcome measures/audit in cancer
Out of hours care in cancer
Palliative care for cancer
Prescribing (medical and non-medical)
Physical environments of cancer care
Primary care & cancer
Rehabilitation for cancer patients
Strategy development
Symptom/pain management in cancer
Survivorship & living with cancer
Treatment & CAM in cancer
Care Homes/Residential Care
Clinical Audit
COVID-19 Rehabilitation
Domiciliary Care
Equality & Diversity
Special Interest Group

BME health & social care


Health Care Ethics
Health Economics
Health and Social Care of Homeless People
Health & Well-being
Special Interest Group
Addressing Vaccine Skepticism and Hesitancy
Cycling for Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing of Health and Social Care Workers

Mentoring & Coaching


Improving patients' experience
Networks & Networking
Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in Clinical Academic Research
Special Interest Group
NIHR Advocates for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs in Clinical Academic Research
Human resources, organisational development and workforce planning, education & training of health & social care workforce
Integrated health & social care
Patient and public involvement
Patient Safety
Parkinson's Disease
Poverty and health
Primary Care Researchers in Scotland
Prison & Forensic Health
Published Researchers
Special Interest Groups  
Clinical trials  
Qualitative research
Systematic reviews
Quality Improvement
Special Interest Groups  
Clinical Microsystems     
Health Analysts         
Health Intelligence         
Healthcare Associated Infection)  
Research Ethics
Research Governance
Research into COVID-19
Self management of long-term conditions
Service improvement
Special Interest Group
Service improvement among allied health professionals
Social Care Research & Evaluation
Substance misuse & addiction
Special Interest Groups  
Drug/ Illicit Substance misuse    
Tobacco addiction/smoking       
Non-illicit substance misuse       
Non-substance related addictive behaviours  
Climate Change and Sustainability in health and social care
Special Interest Groups  
A.I. in healthcare
Applied Information Technology     
Bio-technical and adaptive Devices        
Computational neurology      
Futures in health & social care      
Immersive Technologies
Regenerative Medicine        
Telecare, telemedicine, teleconsulting  
The Use of social media       
Workplace Based Learning
Further details

Please tell us more about your work. Please give as much information as you can and complete as many sections as possible. This will help other CHAIN members carry out accurate, useful searches, and help us send you appropriate information.

About your interests, activities & experience: *
Plans for future work (if applicable):
Topics for potential collaborations (if applicable):

Resources & publications (if applicable):
Please can you tell us how you came to hear about CHAIN?
If you select 'other' from the above list please state how
*I have read and agree to the CHAIN Members agreement
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