The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) is a multidisciplinary national research unit, funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorate Chief Scientist Office (CSO). It has academic bases within Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling.
Bridget St. George won a prize for the best presentation at the Ageing Scotland Research Group meeting, which was focussed on Patient and Public involvement. Her presentation was titled ‘A qualitative exploration of what is important to stroke survivors and health professionals in relation to the long term consequences and recovery from stroke’. The prize was donated by the British Geriatrics Society, Scotland (BGS).
Suzanne Hagen was invited to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg in May to work jointly with Professor Ian Milsom, world-leading pelvic floor epidemiologist, to combine UK and Swedish longitudinal databases to investigate the predictors of pelvic floor dysfunction (prolapse, bladder and bowel problems) in women after childbirth.
We are delighted a new statistician has been appointed to the NMAHP Research Unit. Andrew Elders will be taking up post on 2 June 2014. He has a strong background in trials and data linkage and most recently has been working at the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, and previously at NHS Fife and NHS Information and Statistics Division.
An opportunity has arisen for nurses and midwives living in Scotland to re-ignite their active involvement in research while maintaining a clinical role. Developed and supported by the Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Research Unit, four fellowships, funded by the Chief Nursing Officer of Scotland, are currently available. One is dedicated to learning disabilities and is being offered in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Observatory in Glasgow; the remaining three will address priority issues relating to nursing or midwifery practice, the NHS and the health of people in Scotland. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a programme of research on an important clinical problem, aiming to secure external grant funding beyond the duration of the fellowship.
The fellowships are expected to run over 3 years, and can be full-time or part-time funded with a minimum requirement of 3.5 days (2.5 days research and 1 day clinical) per week. Applications must be prepared in conjunction with a supporting Scottish Higher Educational Institution (HEI) and have the cooperation of the collaborating NHS sector. The designated HEI will provide supervision, mentorship and access to research training.
Only nurses or midwives with at least 3 years’ post-registration experience, currently registered with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, who have significant research experience (PhD, Clinical Doctorate, OR similar substantial research experience), and are currently employed in the NHS or an HEI in Scotland, need apply. Successful applicants can retain their existing NHS or HEI contract. Interested registered nurses/midwives living in Scotland but not currently employed by the NHS or an HEI may be considered if the necessary HEI and NHS supporting framework is in place prior to application.
Please note the closing date has now been reached for the fellowships.
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Consensus on items and quantities of clinical equipment required to deal with a mass casualties big bang incident: a national Delphi study. BMC emergency medicine, 14(1), pp. 5.
Improving the management and care of people with sepsis. Emergency Nurse, 22(1), pp. 18-24.
Twelve year follow up of conservative management of postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence and prolapse outcomes: randomised controlled trial. BJOG 121(1), pp. 112-120.
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