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Research should be part of nurses’ daily work

Trust creates new post of clinical professor to help nurses develop research skills

Trust creates new post of clinical professor to help nurses develop research skills

Research should be a key component of day-to-day nursing, says Fiona Nolan, whose career combines clinical and academic work.

‘Undertaking research is an area that we don’t develop during our clinical careers – and that’s to the huge detriment of ourselves and our profession,’ argues Professor Nolan, who has been appointed to a new post of clinical professor in nursing at London's Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a range of mental health services and psychological therapies.

‘It’s a new development and an exciting one,’ says Professor Nolan. Working for a day or so each week, she will


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