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Research for nurses, midwives and AHPs

These pages provide information

 for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals wishing to undertake research to support delivery of high-quality healthcare.


Improving care

Excellent care relies on high quality evidence. By combining clinical practice and academic endeavour, research-active nurses, midwives and health professionals challenge practice, raise standards and make sure care does not stand still. 

Health professionals need evidence to ensure that care is effective, efficient and given with intelligent kindness. Research that they do responds to the changing needs of patients and patterns of service delivery. 

These pages provide information, links and contact details for those wanting to build research into their clinical work, and for those already involved to find the right people and resources to support their work.

A supportive environment for a vital activity

Southampton’s university-hospital partnership enables our staff to combine clinical practice with research, with support and opportunities at every level – you can find out more here.

Through the leadership of our Faculty of Health Sciences professorial health professionals, we are developing programmes of work across many clinical disciplines and health issues. We are working hard to increase the number of research active staff and support their work, and want to hear from those with research questions to answer.

‘Clinical academics are already making a demonstrable impact on the quality of care and the productivity of services. They contribute to the generation of new knowledge about care and treatment and actively seek out the best evidence to help them improve outcomes and experiences for people.’

Christine Beasley, former Chief Nursing Officer, England, 2012