The new CMFT Research Strategy for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) was officially launched at the Nursing and Midwifery Conference in October 2015.
The aim of the strategy is to create and maintain a vibrant and innovative research-led culture for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals, that promote the health, wealth and wellbeing of the populations and people the Trust serve.
The Strategy is based on a recognised framework for research capacity building (Cooke J. 2005). The framework and our strategy recognise that for research to flourish, commitment and action are required at different levels, from the individual, through to the wider NHS. A commitment for action is also required in six different areas:
- Developing skills
- Relevance to practice
- Developing infrastructure