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Launch of Whitehouse Report


Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar, and lead nurse for research at The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Claire Whitehouse, on 8 June 2018 published a public report based on a travel scholarship completed throughout 2016/2017. The scholarship funded travel across the UK and Ireland to investigate Research Nursing and Midwifery Structures and Strategies across adult, mental health, community, secondary care and paediatric services.

Claire involved 43 different sites and organisations from teams within Trusts, through to Governments and large organisation representatives. The report is a culmination of all the themes which arose during this time and is the first to have been undertaken in this way which describes voices from the frontline and direct impact on patient care. The report contains the first Model for developing clinical research nursing and midwifery teams (the Whitehouse/Smith model 2018).

"The Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) were delighted to assist Claire in her review of research nursing and midwifery structures and sharing of learning across the UK and Ireland 2017.  Prior to this, very little research/work has been conducted to assess the impact of different leadership and organisational structures on assuring and advancing teamwork and collaboration.  This work is vital for our future research nurse workforce"
Sonia McKenna, Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network Staff Manager.


To download the report click here.