The Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK) will research aspects of care including public health and policy development. It will also offer mentoring and leadership schemes, and lobby for investment.
‘The direct relationship nurses, midwives and health visitors have with their patients on a daily basis means they are ideally placed to ensure patient experiences are accurately represented in research,’ said RCN chief executive Dr Peter Carter.
‘The Academy will play a unique role in promoting research excellence by positioning these clinicians at the forefront of health and social care research.’
The new academy will be chaired by Professor Tony Butterworth, Professor Emeritus of Healthcare Workforce Innovation at the University of Lincoln.
It is backed by organisations including the RCN, United/CPHVA and the Royal College of Midwives.
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