AUKUH NMAHPs Clinical Academic Careers Development Group submission of Evidence to the Shape of Caring review
The AUKUH NMAHPs CAC Development Group has submitted evidence to the Shape of Caring review, which is looking at workforce requirements for nursing and care assistants over the next 15 years.
In particular, the submission highlights case studies of the improvements to patient outcomes and cost savings brought about by research into nursing practices; the very small clinical academic workforce at present; the importance for all nurses in training to be taught by, and exposed to the research of, practising clinical academics in order to improve their application of the evidence base and in turn improve patient outcomes. The response also calls on HEE to:
- Ring fence funding for the NIHR/ HEE CATP scheme
- Ensure a national framework clinical academic pathway
- Actively commission clinical academics as part of the nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce to increase the size of the clinical academic workforce
- Fund a lead clinical academic nurse in each provider, with responsibility for working across the interface between university and providers to growing evidence based research and education capacity amongst its workforce.
The full consultation response is available to download: