This is a supplementary report to the Council’s 2019 publication ‘Becoming research confident – Research in pre-registration curricula for nursing, midwifery and allied health programmes in the UK‘. It explains what a research placement is, how and why they should be delivered and includes case studies to showcase research placements which have been successfully set up.
Learning about research is not only relevant for those who want to work in clinical research or who may be interested in an academic career, but to every single healthcare professional. It is vital in understanding what good practice is – students need to recognise why they are doing things not just how to do them. Research placements help build research capacity and increase the total number of placement opportunities.