Strategic Review of Training
Implementation and Establishment of the NIHR Academy
In 2016 we initiated a Strategic Review of Training across the NIHR to review the past and look proactively at future training needs. This felt timely as we have invested substantially in training over the previous 10 years and there have been changes in healthcare needs and technological advances, as well as changes in the nature of the academic workforce.
The report from the review synthesises and reviews the evidence from the last 10 years, identifies new and evolving challenges; and, in response, sets out a vision underpinned by a series of recommendations. It was presented to the NIHR Strategy Board in July 2017 and all recommendations were approved and endorsed. You can read the report and recommendations. The recommendations in the plan were approved by the Department of Health and Social care and by 2020 were all implemented. Further recommendations are ongoing collaborative projects with external stakeholders.
A key milestone for the implementation was the establishment of the NIHR Academy in October 2018.