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2016/2017 Health Education England / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme, Internships, Northern Region

This highly prestigious internship programme is seen as the first step for healthcare professionals interested in developing a clinical academic career.

About the Scheme

The fully funded internships provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to spend 30 days in a research environment learning more about what is involved in health research and a further 8 days taking part in an educational programme.

The internships are open to registered Health Professionals working in the NHS in England and aim to:

  • increase understanding of what it means to be involved in clinical academic research
  • develop research skills and expertise
  • enhance ability to become a research champion within a clinical setting
  • inform decisions about progressing further in a clinical academic career

More information on the scheme is available on the HEE website Clinical-academic-training-programme.

We have now recruited to all 27 places that were available with interns from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT, City Hospitals Sunderland, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS FT and more.  Professions include; Physiotherapist, Neonatal Nurse, CT Radiographer, Drama therapist, Occupational Therapist.

Check back early 2017 for details of how to apply for 2017/2018.

2015/2016 Internship Programme

The 2015/16 programme was open to an additional 1o candidates, giving this unique internship opportunity to 25 candidates. Following a series of interviews in September, 25 successful candidates were awarded the prestigious HEE Clinical Academic Research Internship. The 2015/16 programme which formally began  in January 2016 will run over the following 6 months.

The programme will consist of 3 residentials to be held in;

  • Newcastle – 14/15 January 2016
  • Leeds – 12/13 April 2016
  • Lancaster – 7/8 June 2016

Upon completion, the cohort of interns will present at the annual Let’s Talk Research Conference 2016. We will keep you up to date with developments throughout 2016!

2014/2015 Internship Programme

Interviews for candidates were conducted in December 2014 and 15 internships were awarded. The candidates then embarked on the training programme which rand over 6 months from  January to July 2015.

Read more on the previous 2014-15 Internship Programme and view some Internship Programme Testimonies

2014-2015 Cohort of Interns

2014-2015 Cohort of Interns

Word cloud generated by interns

Word cloud generated by interns

  • HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internships 2014/15
  • HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internships – Testimonies
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