Research in nursing

The Trust supports nurses who want to lead research in their clinical area or collaborate with projects that seek to answer clinical questions. 

Our nursing strategy promotes high-quality research by nurses that contribute to the Trust's overall research strategy, is aligned with the Department of Health's national research direction and promotes a research culture within nursing.

The strategy also aims to ensure that:

  • Patient care and the patient experience will be enhanced through research by nurses
  • Nurses will have the skills to appraise research evidence in order to implement and provide evidence-based care
  • Research into aspects of the nursing care of patients in clinic, hospital or home will be conducted in order to understand better the impact of nursing interventions, nurses' contribution to care and the effect of new nursing roles on patient care  

Research in nursing group

The research in nursing group leads and collaborates on research projects and facilitates nurses to evaluate the delivery of care and patients’ experiences to improve quality of care.

The group provides support for nurses in:

  • writing proposals for funding or educational projects
  • understanding evidence-based practice
  • conducting audits or patient experience evaluation
  • gaining research funding for nursing or multi-disciplinary evaluations
  • setting up research forums
  • presenting research or audit work (presentations or posters)
  • facilitating research projects
  • disseminating research findings at the AHP, HCS and Nurses Research Committee annual poster day.

For more information about research in nursing, please contact:

Sharon Fleming, head of research in nursing