Health and Care Professionals

Our workforce matters

A skilled clinical research delivery workforce is crucial to making research happen in the NHS and other health and social care settings.

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.

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.

Listed below are services and opportunities available to research staff, investigators and others working in clinical research from across our network.

• Training
• Funding

For more information on how we can support health and care professional involvement in research, contact our Workforce Development Lead Nhlanhla Mguni by emailing

Clinical Research Awards

Awards 2019

The NIHR South London Clinical Research Awards 2019 are now closed to nominations. 

Please do keep an eye out throughout the year for examples of great research practice in financial year 2019-2020 that can be highlighted during nominations for the next awards.

CRN South London would also like to say thank you to everyone who submitted an award nomination.

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?

The NIHR's 'Your Path In Research' campaign offers a number of ways for healthcare professionals to get involved in research.

Related pages

External links

Your Path In Research campaign