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Workforce and Training
UKCRC Partners are working together to develop an expert workforce to support all aspects of clinical research in the UK. Clear, flexible and integrated training and career structures have been developed to encourage more doctors and dentists to pursue a career in clinical research. A similar process is underway for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
New training programmes have been introduced across the UK which enable doctors and dentists to combine research and education with a clinical career, to boost numbers of clinical academics in the UK carrying out research.
Building on the model established for medical and dental clinical academic careers, a flexible new clinical academic training pathway is being developed for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.