Governance and policy
It is probably true to say that research governance and policy is not the most glamorous aspect of the research process; nevertheless, they have a huge impact on the way research is conducted, and the more nursing can influence the health policy agenda, the better placed nursing priorities will be.
Research Governance and ethics are playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of nursing research and practice development and will continue to dominate the research agenda for many years. This section provides information about governance arrangements, ethics bodies, and general guidance.
Website: Research governance/ethics
Research policy and strategy within the UK, and particularly within the NHS, has had and will continue to have a huge impact on research in nursing. Here we identify organisations and publications relevant to the field of research policy/strategy in four countries of the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Website: Research policy
Priorities for R&D in nursing
This page brings together work from the UK that focused on the identification of priorities in nursing. Whilst this work was undertaken in the 1990s, many of the priorities identified remain valid.
Website: Priorities for R&D in nursing
The RCN is asked to comment on a huge array of consultation documents, many of which have a very short timescale. To give RCN members a greater opportunity to feed into this process, this section lists consultations which have been sent to the RCN.
A group of experts from across the UK who believed that R&D was a means of promoting excellence in care formed a Working Party to consider ways in which a culture that values and promotes both research and development in nursing could be identified, developed, sustained and rewarded. This website is dedicated to this work.
Website: Promoting excellence
RCN Research Strategy
A range of stakeholders were engaged in the development of a shared vision for the future of research within the RCN. This website gives information about this work, which took place July 2006 - July 2007. Six recommendations were produced, and progress on their implementation is also reported here.
Website: RCN Research Strategy