The Clinical School aims to be:
Our activities will link closely with key healthcare and professional agendas including:
Recent developments, such as the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Healthcare research and Care (CLAHRC), have provided some stimulus for research and development, and the National Institute for Health Research’s Research Design Service (RDS) successfully works across both organisations to support clinically focused research.
The Clinical School is here to grow workforce confidence, competence and capability by increasing the opportunities for nursing and midwifery clinicians to collaborate and participate in non-randomised control trial research.
The Clinical School Network (including Clinical Schools in Exeter, Plymouth and Taunton) are a growing example of collaborative working, providing real patient benefits at all stages of their care journey. This Network enables the development of vibrant research programmes, connected to the existing successful clinical research in these Trusts, and creates a coherent academic backdrop for staff and student alike.
We hold regular monthly ‘drop-in-sessions’ for nursing and midwifery staff to meet the School’s leads. These are advertised in the One+All Daily Staff Bulletin and held on the first Thursday of the month from 12pm to 2pm in The Ingredients Restaurant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
You can also email any ideas you have to RCHTClinicalSchool@cornwall.nhs.uk.
The “Action Cycle” (the outside of the diagram) is the process by which knowledge is implemented. It represents phases of activities that, according to planned-action theories, are needed for knowledge to be applied in real world setting applications and achieve behaviour/practice change.
It begins with the identification of the knowledge-to-action gaps (knowledge needs) and progresses through a series of phases until we achieve continued implementation of evidence over time.
If you are thinking of writing for publication, we’d encourage you to come and meet the clinical school leads at one of the Clinical School’s Drop-in Sessions – you’ll find details of these in the previous toggle.
You can also find information about writing for publication in the following links to author guidelines and information from the main nursing journals: