Clinical academic roles: Some reflections on the benefits, the challenges and the next steps

Parker, R. BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing Blog. Published online: 27 November 2016

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Clinical academics make an invaluable contribution to healthcare yet it is estimated that only 0.1% of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) workforce are currently in these roles. The absence of a clear clinical academic pathway has been a barrier to NMAHP pursuing these roles (Coombs et al., 2012). Earlier this month the Association of UK University Hospitals released guidance on transforming healthcare through clinical academic roles in NMAHP.

The guide provides a practical resource to develop and sustain NMAPH clinical academic roles. It is aimed at healthcare provider organisations and anyone interested in fostering clinical academic roles for NMAHP. In each section, a ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ format is used accompanied by case study examples.

Read the full blog post here

 

 

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