NMAHPs Capability Framework Published
7 May 2014
The AUKUH Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals group has today published its clinical academic careers pathway capabilty framework for England.The press release is as follows.
For immediate release
The AUKUH Clinical Academic Careers Group for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) in England is pleased to announce the launch of a Clinical Academic Careers Pathway Capability Framework.
The Framework sets out indicative role responsibilities including clinical and research capabilities with respect to early, mid and senior roles across the pathway. The document is designed not to be prescriptive, but to be used flexibly as individuals may enter the pathway at different clinical and academic levels, for example:
- An individual in the early stage of a clinical career may be a mid or senior career researcher e.g. an experienced researcher who decides to return to clinical practice
- An individual in the early stage of a research career may be a senior clinician e.g. a nurse specialist/advanced practitioner who decides to undertakes a doctoral programme
It is intended that the Clinical Academic Careers Pathway Capability Framework will be used alongside the Department of Health Strategy Document Developing the Role of the Clinical Academic Researcher in the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions by NMAHPs and their managers to:
- Guide personal development planning by highlighting training, educational and personal development needed to promote effective role implementation and clinical academic career progression
- Bring clarity to the role and therefore contribute towards maximising the impact of post holders
- Describe expected key skills and knowledge
- Understand the clinical and academic proportionality of the joint role
The Framework was developed by Dr Greta Westwood (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Southampton) and Professor Alison Richardson (University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust) on behalf of the AUKUH NMAHP Clinical Academic Careers Group following a detailed consultation process with major stakeholders. It includes consultation feedback and is revised in diagrammatical format.
The Framework can be accessed here:
More can be learned about the Framework here:
1. The Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH) is the key leadership body across the UK promoting the unique interests of UK University Hospital Trusts in the tripartite mission of service, teaching and research. For further information about the work of the Association of UK University Hospitals please see www.aukuh.org.uk.
2. The AUKUH National Clinical Academic Careers Development Group for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals was set up in July 2011 to lead the development and implementation of clinical academic careers. The group was initially established to advise on how to develop nursing and midwifery clinical academia, but has since expanded its scope to include the Allied Health Professions. The group works in close partnership with the Departments of Health, and Health Education England, to deliver and contribute to the Department of Health NMAHP Clinical Academic Careers Strategy. Membership is drawn from across the health service and academia across the UK. For more information, see the NMAHPs pages of the AUKUH website.