Welcome to the Promoting Excellence website. The development of the RCN position statement has been a truly collaborative and challenging endeavour and I am delighted that the first phase of this work has been realised. Please feel free to view the various sections of the site.
Ann McMahon, RCN R&D Adviser, May 2004
Gives details of the process involved in taking this forward from an idea to the completion of the first phase. More...
Promoting Excellence in Care through Research and Development (2004). This document contains the following:
- Position Statement
- Conclusion and recommendations
- Nine examples of good practice
Examples of good practice
This section will allow people to view current examples of good practice, update current examples and add new ones.
Website: Examples of good practice
Any comments on this web site should be sent to Ann McMahon, email: email@example.com.
Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK)
The first ever Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK) was launched on 26 February 2009 to bring together all aspects of nursing, midwifery and health visiting research in the UK. The Royal College of Nursing, Unite/Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association and the Royal College of Midwives will be joining forces with seven other leading healthcare professional and clinical research organisations to form the Academy, which will act as a collective voice in promoting excellence in research. The Academy will be responsible for establishing effective mentoring and leadership schemes to benefit all clinicians and practitioners working in nursing, midwifery and health visiting research.
The Academy seeks to develop three initial work streams:
- To establish mentorship and leadership schemes for clinicians and practitioners from nursing, midwifery and health visiting in relation to their research activities. The Academy will work to establish a Faculty of Mentors who can offer professional support to clinical academic nurses, midwives and health visitors. We anticipate a Faculty of 50 such mentors in an initial 12 month period.
- The Academy will produce a 'case studies' booklet of clinical academics who are nurses, midwives and health visitors to demonstrate 'model careers' to those choosing clinical academic careers.
- The Academy will consider and then activate its contribution to national leadership initiatives and offer added value to the next generation of clinical academic nurses, midwives and health visitors.
Developing the best research professionals. Qualified graduate nurses: recommendations for preparing and supporting clinical academic nurses of the future. Repor t of the UKCRC Subcommittee for Nurses in Clinical Research (Workforce) (UKCRC, 2007)
This report of the UKCRC Subcommittee for Nurses in Clinical Research (Workforce) Developing the best research professionals has been produced in collaboration with Modernising Nursing Careers and builds on our previous work. It presents recommendations for preparing and supporting clinical academic nurses of the future and addresses the need to develop a clear career pathway for those nurses involved in clinical research. We wholeheartedly welcome this report and support the principles underlying its recommendations. However, it should be recognised that the current status of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs) research is very different in the four devolved administrations, and the response to the recommendations will therefore be tailored to the individual contexts. The report's publication fits in well with other streams of work across the UK and comes at an ideal time as Modernising Nursing Careers moves into a new phase and we begin to set programmes of work into 2008.