A brand new senior nurse and midwife research leadership programme launched today will “strengthen the research voice” and “drive improvements in future care”, says the National Institute for Health Research.
The 70@70 NIHR Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme is aimed at senior nurse and midwife clinical leaders with experience of building a research-led care environment for patients, and a record of developing existing practice, working within and contributing to a research rich environment.
Clare Meachin, Associate Director of Nursing at the NIHR and 70@70 Programme Director, said “I am delighted to announce 70@70, an exciting programme that offers senior nurses and midwives the opportunity to support innovation and drive improvements in future care. The programme provides the space and time to share learning across teams, organisations and the NHS. Nurses and midwives are by far the largest group of health care professionals and have such an important contribution to make to research delivery. 70@70 will strengthen the research voice and influence of nurses and midwives in NHS provider organisations.”
The 70 successful applicants will form a new community of senior clinical nurses and midwives who will champion the promotion of an embedded research active culture, encourage and support innovation, and inform research priorities in their organisations.
Through protected time they will be able to dedicate two days a week (over a period of three years) to fostering a culture of innovation, with the ultimate goal delivering of high quality, evidenced based nursing, midwifery and healthcare practice.
- Applications to join cohort one are now open. The closing date is 30 November 2018.