Launch Of New Mentorship Scheme For Healthcare Researchers
A new mentorship scheme to develop world-class researchers across the healthcare professions in England has been launched. Funded for three years by the Department of Health, the Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer, the scheme provides high quality mentorship to healthcare researchers awarded with national research fellowships.
About the scheme
The Mentorship for Health Research Training Fellows scheme supports researchers awarded with NIHR Clinical Academic Training (CAT) and Clinical Scientist Research Training and will foster an on-going community of mentorship across England. It is co-ordinated by the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, and delivered in partnership with the Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK), the Allied Health Professionals Research Network, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College London and the University of Huddersfield.
The aim of the scheme
The researchers to be mentored on the scheme are already highly qualified and experienced in their healthcare field. A powerful personal development tool, this mentorship programme will develop these key researchers to make a difference in the quality of evidence-based care and patient experience, and to become the clinical academic leaders of the future.
Dr Geraldine Byrne, Mentorship for Health Research Training Fellows Scheme Co-ordinator, University of Hertfordshire, said: “Our mentors are the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders drawn from nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions, and clinical scientists. They have ‘walked the walk’ and bring their unique sector knowledge and understanding of the leadership challenges that the research award holders face. We’re delighted that this mentorship scheme provides the opportunity for researchers to maximise their potential and have a positive impact on the lives of patients through the quality of their care.”
More about the scheme
For more information on the mentorship scheme, visit www.healthresearchmentor.org.uk