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Review of research nursing and midwifery across the UK and Ireland

​This report is the result of a year long project by #WhyWeDoResearch founder, Claire L Whitehouse, through a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship.

The project investigated Research Nursing Structure and Strategies across the UK and Ireland.

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 be the Irish lead for this project and to build international links in developing a nursing and midwifery research strategy in Ireland.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation has been providing scholarships to the best nurses and midwives in the UK since 1929, who then make a difference to patient care, policy and practice in their chosen fields. The Foundation’s principal focus is on improving health, clinical outcomes and patient experience, through building leadership capability and capacity.

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