Centre for Health Services Studies

Excellence in Health Research

Studies suggest that clinician engagement in research has the potential to improve healthcare processes and performance .Where research is led by the professionals who will use it, the resultant research has the potential to improve clinical practice. Eengagement in research can enhance job satisfaction, professional confidence and contribute to enhanced attitudes towards research. Building research capacity and supporting research engagement are key strategic goals for many healthcare organisations. While clinical
engagement is seen as beneficial there are concerns that many health care practitioners are unable to be engaged in as much research as they would like.

This Cancer Research UK-funded project is aimed at meeting the challenge of boosting research capacity in the NHS workforce. CHSS Director Professor Stephen Peckham leads a multi-disciplinary research team at CHSS in collaboration with the Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network. It aims to find out what barriers and facilitators help or hinder health service staff to conduct research. It will propose practical solutions to improve and boost capacity within the current workforce, optimise the NHS research environment and support research at individual, organisational and systemic levels.

Start date: February 2017 End Date: January 2020
Funder: Cancer Research UK
Funding: £101,961


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Last Updated: 16/09/2019