‘RCM welcomes new guidance for clinical academic roles in midwifery’

By RCM on 14 November 2016 Midwifery Research Clinical academics

The Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH) has today (Monday 14th November) released new guidance for clinical academics in midwifery.

The publication which has been supported by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) entitled; Transforming healthcare through clinical academic roles in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions: A practical resource for healthcare provider organisations*. It is hoped that this will support improved engagement between NHS organisations and universities across the UK.

Clinical academics serve as a crucial connection between the NHS and universities, working to train future generations of healthcare workers while engaging in research which can improve outcomes for patients and help increase efficiency.

Commenting Carmel Lloyd Head of Education and Learning at the RCM said; “The RCM welcomes the publication of this guidance that we hope will assist in improving the implementation of clinical academic roles across the UK.

Clinical academic roles within midwifery are vital in improving the profession and putting invaluable clinical research into practice. This new guide will hopefully enable NHS organisations to provide better support and resources not only for midwifery academics, but for all allied health professionals engaged in similar research, which will ultimately  enable midwives to deliver even better care to women, babies and their families.”

*Link: Transforming healthcare through clinical academic roles in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions: A practical resource for healthcare provider organisations

Accompanying resources to the guidance can be found on the AUKUH website.

For more information contact  the RCM Press Office call 020 7312 3456, or email [email protected].  

 

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About the RCM

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. It provides workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with a broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at www.rcm.org.uk.

 

 

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