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Creating the Infrastructure for the Development of Non- Medical Clinical Academics in the East Midlands East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster.

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1 Creating the Infrastructure for the Development of Non- Medical Clinical Academics in the East Midlands East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster Dr Chetna Modi 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

2 DH Strategy Mar ‘Developing the Role of the Clinical Academic Researcher in the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions’ (March 2012)’ –Identify lack of a defined career pathway for aspiring non medical clinical researchers –Outlined research pathway, specifically for, Nurses, Midwives and AHP 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

3 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

4 EMHIEC role Commissioned by the East Mids. SHA to enable more East Mids. clinicians to successfully apply to NIHR PhD, Post Doc programmes EMHIEC set up a CACs steering group –East Midlands NHS Trusts –East Midlands Universities 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

5 Regional Approach Developed by: CACs steering group Regional Experts Prof. Dame Jill McLeod Clark Acceptance that funding for formal Research training is available via NIHR, MRC, CRC etc Issue regionally is not successful at securing funding 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

6 Priorities by region BSc Masters in Clinical Research Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) Clinical Lectureship Senior Clinical Lectureship 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers Transition 1Transition 2

7 Call for Expression of Interest Joint proposals between NHS and Academia Address Transition 1 and 2 EoI purposefully kept open to allow local innovation Aware one infrastructure approach will not fit all Allow for difference across primary, secondary and community care 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

8 Our Challenges to NHS and Academia (1) Identifying potential researchers early –How? –Identify at undergraduate level? –Consider reasons for wanting a research career –Taster sessions, secondment opportunities in research early on in Career Midlands and East Internships Launched imminently-will this help? 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

9 Our Challenges to NHS and Academia (2) Addressing isolation –Mentoring support –Peer support through Action Learning sets Giving people time to develop proposals –Organisation contributing 1 or 2 PAs a week to research proposal development with academic (Protected time). Criticism from NIHR is that applications are often written by individual with little experience 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

10 Our Challenges to NHS and Academia (3) Physical Infrastructure –Away from clinical area –Research office with peers –IT infrastructure in place Organisational support –Having a Senior enabler to unblock any issues 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

11 Our Challenges to NHS and Academia (4) Finding an appropriate academic –EMHIEC facilitated research fair? –Exploiting existing links –Literature searching and making contact PhD vs Prof Doc –Justify which one or both –Why is this approach right for your Trust –NIHR Post doc funding issue 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

12 Our Challenges to NHS and Academia (5) Job Plans to reflect new skills –Formalising research –Contract: Trust (lead) host University Explicit about research, education and clinical commitment Develop from PhD through to consultant practitioner –How –Trust and Academia support 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

13 Costing Will not fund individual researcher not a grant awarding body Total circa £150K Like to invest across NHS Be realistic 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

14 Organisational Support Explicit commitment of support from the organisations that they will continue to fund after the EMHIEC initial pump priming 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers

15 Questions? Contact details Prof. Stewart Petersen HIEC Director Dr Chetna Modi Assoc. Director –Modi, Chetna 14/09/2012Clinical Academic Careers


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