A major research grant worth over £750,000 will enable The Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) to develop research capability and capacity, and provide research education and training across the two organisations.
The grant will support the development of an evidence-based workforce, establish and implement a clinical academic pathway, embed research capability within the OUHT workforce, deliver research educational programmes, lead internship/fellowship applications, submit collaborative grant bids, and supervise research students.
Prof Paul Carding (Director of OxINMAHR) said: “This grant provides a very exciting opportunity for our partnership to build a sustainable, high quality healthcare research environment. Our core goal is to produce world-class translational research that will impact upon health and social care delivery and clinical practice”
Prof Helen Walthall (Director of Nursing and Midwifery Research OUH) said: “Both organisations recognise the economic, health and social care, and educational benefits of a collaborative research environment. This grant will enable the partnership to embed research into both organisations which will improve patient outcomes, delivery evidence-based care, as well as improve recruitment and retention of staff and students”.