Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You
'Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You' is a leaflet for all NHS staff which briefly explains why clinical research is relevant to them. Click the button below the image for the pdf print version:
The leaflet is a precursor to a new easy and quick to use online guide for NHS staff which is currently in its pilot phase.
Research Engagement Champions
Research Engagement Champions have been established in every NIHR LCRN. Broadly their role is:
- A link between local and national initiatives in the CRN
- Part of a CRN national ‘Well Led’ community of practice being built up
- A conduit for feeding back to the national CRNCC NHS Engagement team any issues, suggestions, innovations, concerns, and perspectives from the LCRN.
- Catalysing new positive ways of working with NHS R&D teams in the joint effort to embed research in NHS care.
If you would like to get in touch with any of the Research Engagement Champions, please contact Lucy Gallagher in the first instance (email@example.com).
RAND Europe 2018: 'Enabling NHS Staff to Contribute to Research' is an independent report about staff in NHS organisations being enabled to be research active. The report may be useful in influencing senior managers for example:
Transforming health through innovation: Integrating the NHS and academia, AMS Report: Having consulted with stakeholders across the sector, the Academy of Medical Sciences sets out a series of actions to achieve six key outcomes considered essential for enhancing the interface between the NHS and the UK’s academic biomedical and health research sector:
1. Creating a healthcare system that truly values research.
2. Fully integrating research teams across academia and the NHS.
3. Providing dedicated research time for research-active NHS staff.
4. Ensuring undergraduate curricula equip healthcare staff with the skills to engage with research.
5. Incorporating flexibility into postgraduate training pathways.
6. Streamlining research through joint R&D offices.
Royal College of Physicians: 'Research for All' is a strong statement which follows the work with the CQC, and endorsed by a range of Royal Colleges and related organisations including the NIHR. It concludes that Trusts should:
- ensure that research activity is integral to the work of the organisation and its staff and overseen at board meetings
- use job planning to protect time for clinical research, including within the direct clinical care programmed activities