Health and Care Professionals
Research and the NHS workforce
A skilled clinical research delivery workforce is crucial to making research happen in the NHS and other health and social care settings.
Clinical research nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social care professionals, doctors, dentists and clinical research practitioners play an important role in the delivery of high quality research care. We support their development and raise awareness of their roles through a number of campaigns and initiatives.
The NIHR wants to attract, develop and retain the best health and social care professionals to lead and support the delivery of important research. There are currently over 10,000 front-line research delivery staff working throughout the NHS who are funded or part-funded by the NIHR.
Listed below are services and opportunities available to research staff, investigators and others working in clinical research from across our network:
Your Path in Research
Research happens every day, right across the NHS and in a multitude of settings, but how much do you know about it and do you know how to engage with it to benefit you and your patients? Find out more about the ways you can engage with research by visiting the Your Path in Research website.