A one-stop-shop for nurses working in clinical research
It is the only evidence-based method of deciding whether a new approach to treatment or care is better than the current standard, and is essential to diagnose, treat, prevent, and cure disease. Clinical research nurses play a vital role in delivering clinical research, and ultimately improving patient care and treatment pathways.
Duties could include:
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds health and care research and provides the people, facilities, and technology that enables research to thrive.
The NIHR invests significantly in people, centres of excellence, collaborations, services and facilities to support health and care research in England. Collectively these form the NIHR infrastructure, which can support you to:
If you work in the NHS, most Trusts have R&D departments, who will put you in touch with the lead clinical research nurse: there may be opportunities to shadow, or do short-term work placements.
Publications which may help organisations to develop their own research infrastructure.
A selection of articles about research nursing.