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Nursing and Midwifery

Clinical Academic Research Careers


We have invested in two major initiatives which aimed to increase research capacity and capability across NHSScotland.

The Research Training Scheme (funded by NES, SEHD and The Health Foundation) supported six post-doctoral fellows and six PhD students.

A wider initiative (collaboration between NES, SEHD, CSO and SFC) developed three consortia of universities across Scotland who worked to increase the strength and depth of research in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (NMAHP).

These consortia developed their programmes of work, with an emphasis on building research capacity within the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions workforce.

Clinical Academic Research Careers

National Guidance for Clinical Academic Research Careers for Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions in Scotland (NHS Education for Scotland 2010) has been produced to support the development of NMAHP clinical academic careers. This work was led and facilitated by NHS Education for Scotland, with the guidance content being developed by a national working group which included representation from universities and NHS key stakeholders across Scotland.

The national approach compromises a Clinical Academic Research Career (CARC) Framework and accompanying Principles. The aim is to provide a sustainable and consistent structure to guide NMAHP clinical research collaborations and role development for the mutual benefit of service users and quality improvement in research in the university sector and the NHS.

For further information please contact;

Julie Ferrier, Project Co-ordinator