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National Clinical Academic Roles Development Group for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals
The AUKUH Clinical Academic NMAHPs group is an expert advisory group meeting under the leadership of the AUKUH Directors of Nursing. The group is made up of clinical academic leaders in their field as well as the organisations with whom we work closely, including Health Education England (HEE), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of Midwifery (RCM).
The Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH) is keen to develop the clinical academic NMAHP workforce, to improve patient outcomes and to deliver effective use of resource. All patients have the right to evidence-based care - research activity improves the quality of patient care, experience and outcome, and increases the effective use of available resource. NMAHPs already provide a contribution to research, practice and education within the NHS and social care.
The size of the clinical academic NMAHP workforce is tiny – just 0.1% - and most are based in universities not the NHS. The medical clinical academic career pathway is well established and there is ongoing substantial investment in local and national NMAHP Clinical Academic Training (CAT) schemes. Our aspirational goal is that 1% of the qualified NMAHP workforce will be working within a clinical academic role by 2030.
In response to local and national concern and a workshop Chaired by Prof David Foster, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, a UK-wide task and finish group was set up under the AUKUH. Its Co-Chairs are Dr Shelley Dolan, Chief Nurse at the Royal Marsden, and Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham. The focus is England, but with learning from across the UK.
The NMAHPs Terms of Reference, updated January 2013, can be accessed here:
The AUKUH supports meetings and provides secretariat; members and their host organisations cover travel expenses for attendance. Work undertaken for and on behalf of the AUKUH group is undertaken in members’ own time.
To contact the Co-Chairs of the group, to arrange media interviews, or for further information about the workstreams, please contact the AUKUH Secretariat.