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Maintaining momentum with the latest issue of The Researcher

16 February 2017

The third issue of The Researcher launched today (February 16). This digital publication, created for health researchers by health researchers, aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Created by Health Education England (HEE), NHS Research and Development North West (NHS R&D NW) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR),  working with a team of researchers and award-winning writer Rob Young,  The Researcher  illustrates real-life stories of what it’s really like to undertake a research career.

This current issue explores helping researchers to ‘maintain momentum’ and includes items on personal research journeys as well as an introduction to the NIHR Research Design Service and top tips for to motivation.

Editorial team member Kimberley Stewart, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at City Hospitals Sunderland explained why she became involved in the editorial team:

“I was really excited when I heard about the magazine - as someone taking the first steps towards a clinical academic career I felt that this would be something I would be really interested in reading myself! I'm really enjoying the HEE ICA Internship, and wanted to encourage others who might be thinking about applying to go for it. It can be quite daunting, taking the first steps into research, but I've really benefitted from hearing the stories from the other interns and from early career researchers who have shared their stories with us.” 

Nicki Latham, Executive Director of Performance and Development at HEE, who fund the magazine, said:

“I am so pleased to be able to support another high quality issue of The Researcher which has been developed by a team of health researchers who are so passionate about promoting research. Frontline clinicians are well placed to question how they can improve patient care and I hope that the magazine inspires readers from across the NHS to find out more about how they can pursue a research career.”

The Researcher is available to read on the HEE website.  

Comments on the magazine can be shared on Twitter by adding #TheResearcherMagazine in posts.


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