Nurses, midwives & allied health professionals in research
Resources and Information
Glossary of key terms used in clinical trials - The Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London
A glossary of key terms often used in clinical trials – including randomisation, protocol, placebo, and trial phases (I, II, III, IV).
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Nurse Strategy 2017-2020
A strategy which outlines four key goals for 2017-2020, to support and develop the clinical research nurse workforce. The strategy was published in October 2017 and led by Dr Susan Hamer (Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, NIHR Clinical Research Network).
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Allied Health Professionals Strategy 2018-2020
A strategy which outlines five key goals for 2018-2020, to support and develop the allied health professionals in research. The strategy was published in February 2018 and led by Anthea Mould (Head of Allied Health Professionals/Pharmacy and Continuous Improvement, NIHR Clinical Research Network).
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) ‘Learn’
The NIHR CRN Learn website signposts to various training and learning resources, including Good Clinical Practice courses in face-to-face, e-learning and refresher formats.
The Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR)
The CAHPR is a council supported by 13 allied health professional organisations, aiming to develop allied health professional (AHP) research activities and outputs.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
The RCN is the UK’s largest union and professional body for nursing staff. It is membership organisation and represents nurses, student nurses, midwives and health care assistants.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
The RCM is a trade union and professional organisation representing the interests of midwives in the UK.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC is a regulator and keep a register of professions with designated titles protected by law, including those of physiotherapists, art therapists, radiographers, podiatrists and speech and language therapists.