Health and Care Professionals

Supporting careers in research 

A skilled clinical research delivery workforce is crucial to making research happen in the NHS and social care in the East Midlands and elsewhere.

We want to attract, develop and retain the best health and social care professionals to lead and support the delivery of important research, including providing access to training opportunities.

Many types of health professionals can follow a career in research. Clinical research nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social care professionals, doctors, dentists, coordinators and clinical research practitioners all play an important role in the delivery of high quality research care.

Your path in research

Your path in research is an NIHR campaign which highlights the benefits of working in clinical research and the rewarding career opportunities it can provide.  If you are a health and social care professional interested in research, the campaign explains:

  • Why you should engage with research

  • Four easy ways to start your research career

  • How to enhance your research career

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