A new network has been established in the East Midlands to help further the emerging field of clinical academics.
The East Midlands Clinical-Academic Practitioner Network aims to bring together non-medical, clinical-academics to share experiences, understand the benefits and pitfalls – and is the first of its kind in the region.
Members will also be encouraged to explore innovative ways to influence the National Strategic Agenda of this emerging career pathway.
The network has been established by NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The initiative will be launched on Wednesday, 1 November, at a special event taking place in Room B03, Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU. It will be run from 12pm to 3pm, starting with a lunch.
Co-founder Dr Louise Bramley, Clinical Academic Lead Nurse at Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Are you a nurse, midwife, allied health professional or a clinical scientist? Do you work in a role that combines clinical practice and research leadership? Would you like to connect with other non-medical, clinical-academics within the East Midlands? Then join us and help us further this emerging field.”
Fellow founder Emma Rowley, Capacity Development Lead at NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands, added: “We are launching this practitioner network for staff working in a clinical-academic career. This is the first network of its kind in the East Midlands, which will be practitioner led and developed from the outset. It is a unique opportunity to meet others who are combining research, or studying at MRes/PhD, while engaging in concurrent clinical practice.”
NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands is a collaboration of the NHS, universities, patients and industry, which sets out to improve patient outcomes by conducting research of local relevance and international quality.
To register to attend the event, email Alice.Phillips@nottingham.ac.uk.