Research policy and practice
This section tends to provide information about research policy and research governance (including ethics) issues from the 4 countries of the UK. However, any work of strategic importance to the nursing R&D community may be disseminated via here. The research policy and practice section of our website provides much more information for reference, including information on 3 RCN-led pieces of work:
- Priorities for R&D in nursing
- Promoting excellence in care through R&D
- RCN Research Strategy
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Published: 14 May 2013
In May 2013, the Health Research Authority outlined plans on how it will play a leading role in ensuring clinical and other health research findings are published. They led a stakeholder workshop in April 2013 resulting in proposals that are now out for further comment. Voice your thoughts by 10 June 2013.
Published: 09 May 2013
This briefing by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Sciences draws on evidence on advocacy with children and adults including referencing key nursing and midwifery researchers.
Published: 07 May 2013
King's College London National Nursing Research Unit Policy+ is a publication which aims to deliver brief overviews of evidence related to current policies affecting the nursing workforce in England, the wider United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Issue 39 is on "Does NHS staff wellbeing affect patient experience of care?"
Published: 23 Apr 2013
In March 2013, Jean White, the CNO for Wales, officially launched this strategy to provide holistic care with a nursing workforce that is flexible, adaptable and knowledgeable.
Published: 18 Apr 2013
This report (published 05 April 2013) analyses the links between research performance, research funding models and the knowledge exchange activities and research motivation of academics in the UK
Published: 12 Apr 2013
These Centres will increase strategic alignment of NHS providers and their university partner in world-class research, health education and patient care in order to improve health and healthcare delivery. The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility is managing the two-stage call and designation process on behalf of the DH. Send in your pre-qualifying questionnaire by 31 May 2013.
Published: 11 Apr 2013
Research issued in February 2013 is the first of a twice-yearly series of reports, which track core health behaviours, their interactions and influences and how these vary across key life stages, forming a baseline to inform the DH social marketing strategy.
Published: 18 Mar 2013
Using qualitative research funded by the DH and conducted by the King’s Fund, this report issued in March 2013 considers the role and value of volunteers in health and social care, particularly in relation to improving patient experience, addressing health inequalities and building a closer relationship between services and communities.
Published: 15 Mar 2013
King's College London National Nursing Research Unit Policy+ is a publication which aims to deliver brief overviews of evidence related to current policies affecting the nursing workforce in England, the wider United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Issue No 38 is on "What are 12-hour shifts good for?"
Published: 05 Mar 2013
Involvement4Access is an NIHR initiative encouraging active patient and public involvement to improve patient access to clinical research through local NHS organisations. As this scheme develops, it will encourage further work across England, typically through partnerships of NIHR Clinical Research Network Local Research Networks and other local NHS and patient organisations.