A new report has launched which details services and initiatives useful to anyone interested in developing and mapping research capacity activities in nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs).
All 13 Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) have a requirement to increase the country’s capacity to conduct high-quality applied health research. Pathways to develop an integrated clinical and research career are well established for medical professionals, but comparable opportunities are not well defined for NMAHPs, yet they form the vast majority of the clinical workforce which provides care to patients.
Building capacity in these groups supports a principle of co-production that is imperative for applied health research and service reconfiguration, and the core business of CLAHRCs. The ’Shape of Caring’ 2015 (also known as the Willis Report) highlights the need to generate a research culture in nursing and provide the foundation architecture to make change necessary. CLAHRCs are named as key players in this endeavour.
The Directors of the CLAHRCs agreed in July 2015 to support a joint piece of work on articulating the role that CLAHRCs play in supporting non-medical clinicians:
- Read the executive summary for an overview of the key messages from the report
- Read the full report for details of services and initiatives that will be useful to those interested in building capacity in NMAHPs.
Please contact Carianne Hunt, capacity development lead, for more information about CLAHRC Greater Manchester’s capacity development work.