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Leading the development of new knowledge, 

innovation and education 

Research and innovation

Research and Innovation that represents the diversity of our patient population is our core business. 

We are committed to improving quality of care, patient experience and outcomes by:

  • Embedding evidence based practice principles in the care that nurses and midwives deliver
  • By leading and developing  programs of research and developing knowledge and skills that enable nurse and midwives to be involved in research and innovation at every level
  • Engaging with patients, their families and carers to underpin and inform our work

We work in a culture of talent spotting, talent management and talent sharing and are committed to developing and mentoring nurses and midwives at Notingham Univeristy Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), in partnership with other healthcare professionals to deliver on these key ambitions.

We also support nurses, midwives and nursing associates with professional regulation.

Research and innovation at all levels

We develop capacity and capability for nurses and midwives at all levels to undertake research and innovation activities. This starts at ward and unit level with embedding evidence based practice initiatives with staff at every level and extends up to our highly successful clinical academic training programs that range from masters level research training, through to doctoral and post-doctoral development.

We provide in-house training and development for nurses, midwives and AHPs to undertake research and innovation activities which include:

  • Evidence in Practice course

  • Chief Nurse Fellow Programme

  • Step into and Grow into Clinical Academic Careers

  • Post Doctoral development

  • Grant writing and support

  • Chief and Principle investigators

Career Conversations

'My Career Journey' - Sinead Ryan

Chief Nurse Fellow (2020) and Deputy Sister, Loxley Ward