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Nurses and midwives

We support nurses and midwives to improve lives through research.

At the NIHR, we receive funding from the government to help nurses and midwives develop research skills, knowledge and experience.  We have developed this Research Careers Framework to help you.

About the Research Careers Framework 

If you want to make a difference to people's lives through health and care research, find out more below.

Research as part of your career

How you can get involved supporting, delivering and leading research.

What kind of research roles are there?

Explore the different research roles for nurses and midwives.

Career development

Read about the research courses, funding programmes and initiatives for nurses and midwives.

Settings for health and social care research

How research can help you in your role when working in hospitals, primary, community or social care settings.


Links to online courses and materials to help you develop your skills and experience.

Information for students

Introduction to nursing research for students of any age and young people.

Future of clinical research

Nurses and midwives are at the heart of plans for the future of clinical research in England, bringing their expertise to the leadership of research studies and the generation of research questions that are relevant to care delivery and patient outcomes.”

Professor Ruth Endacott, NIHR Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Coffee and catch up 

Join scheduled online meetings with Ruth Endacott where you can exchange ideas, pose questions, or stay updated on what colleagues are working on across the country.

Sign up to our newsletter for links to the latest sessions: 

Request to register for the NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Bulletin

Latest news

Sign up for the latest news, announcements, events and more: Request to register for the NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Bulletin

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Inclusion Steering Group

Are you an experienced nurse or midwife with an interest in embedding inclusion within nursing and midwifery research?

Register your interest to join the new NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Inclusion Steering Group