Clinical Academic Research Careers
In the modern NHS, the clinical academic approach underpins and complements national and local priorities and drivers, including patient safety, patient experience, quality and improvement, service integration and cost-effectiveness.
Developing a critical mass of high-quality nurse, midwife and allied health professional (NMAHP) researchers to drive the clinical research agenda is therefore vital and will help Scotland to become an international centre of excellence in applied research. Our recent publication: "Clinical academic approach for nurses, midwives and AHP's - It's a no-brainer!" provides direct testimony from people with experience of the clinical academic approach and showcases the value to the patient experience, staff morale and clinical systems.