NMAHP Research Unit, Manchester

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Manchester University Foundation Trust is a leading teaching hospital Trust for developing clinical academic careers amongst Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) staff. A dedicated team lead this work, forming a close collaboration between the Trust and The Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.

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MFT NMAHP Research Strategy

We have held seven consultation events at the MRI, Trafford and Wythenshawe hospital sites to develop a new MFT NMAHP Research Strategy. Over 150 staff have attended these events. The strategy was launched at the MFT NMAHP Research conference on 11 May 2018.

NMAHP Research Strategy 2018

NHS Wonder Women

The latest edition of NHS Wonder Women features our very own Dr Helen Hurst, Consultant Nurse, Older People and Frailty, at Trafford General Hospital. In this short film Helen tells us that “now is the right time” to get involved in research and realise that women do make a difference and do need to be recognised. Listen to Helen talk about her perfect role where she can be both nurse and researcher. Hear about Helen’s love of laughter and her passion for clinical work. Be inspired by one person’s 30-year journey in nursing and see what can be achieved.

The NHS employs around 286,000 nurses and health visitors, 89% of which are women. Despite this large number of women in the nursing profession, they are still a minority in senior health and social care research roles. Nursing research is a vitally important emerging and growing field and allows nurses to be better advocates for patients and provide the best care possible.

MFT NMAHP Research Conference, 11 May 2018

NMAHPReearchConference2018The MFT NMAHP research conference ‘Sowing the Seeds for Research Excellence’ took place on 11 May 2018 in the Postgraduate Centre, MRI. Professor Kim Manley CBE, Co Director and Professor, Practice Development Research and Innovation and Joint clinical chair with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust talked about ‘Developing NMAHP leaders to provide person-centred, safe effective care’. The conference showcased the great NMAHP research conducted at MFT and saw the launch of the new, MFT NMAHP research strategy.

MFT NMAHP Fellowship Programme 2018

The NMAHP Fellowship programme has been funded through Trust charitable funds for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional staff employed at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Key priority areas for the 2018 Fellowships are nutrition, oral health and patient experience. Three awards are available:

  1. Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship
    The Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship is aimed at practitioners seeking to undertake Doctoral studies to further a clinical academic career. The Fellowship offers 50% backfill up to 1 year (maximum of £20,000). Expected outputs to include a Doctoral application for funding and a submission for publication.
  1. Fees Only Doctoral Fellowship
    The Fees Only Doctoral Fellowship is available to Consultant NMAHP staff only. A confirmation of Doctoral study eligibility is required from a Higher Education Institution as part of the application process.
  • Post-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship
    The Post-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship is aimed at practitioners seeking to develop their clinical academic career to post-doctoral level or towards a clinical professorial level. The Fellowship offers 50% backfill up to 1 year (maximum of £35,000). Expected outputs include a post-doctoral application for

To receive notification of the next deadline dates, please regularly check this website. You can also register with Tim Twelvetree to receive email notification and follow us on Twitter at @NMAHP_Research

Professional Debate

ProfDebateSpring2018Does the Early Warning Score Stop Nurses Thinking For Themselves?

A great turn out at both Central and Wythenshawe sites saw a really interesting debate on the pro’s and con’s of the early warning score for nurses. Slides for the day can be obtained here.

NMAHP Research Hub

We now have a NAMHP Research Hub located on the Central site where our NMAHP Research Fellows and award holders have dedicated space and facilities to conduct their research. The Research Hub is located on the first floor of the old Sickle Cell Centre on Oxford Road, Central site.