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Encouraging professionalism in research-informed practice environments

How the National Institute for Health Research is putting evidence at the heart of decision-making

How the National Institute for Health Research is putting evidence at the heart of decision-making

Professional nursing should always be informed by research and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code requires all practitioners to practise in line with the best available evidence. The code states that all nurses must:

  • Make sure that any information or advice given is evidence based, including information relating to using any healthcare products or services
  • Maintain the knowledge and skills they need for safe and effective practice

The NMC only has a statutory responsibility for the actions of individual registrants, but there is increasing awareness of the effect of the environment where nurses and midwives work on their ability to base their practice on evidence. Enabling Professionalism in

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