To give people who use the NHS the best possible care and treatment, our clinical researchers need to be given the tools they need to develop innovative, world-class care and treatment. That is why £4 billion has been invested in Research and Development which includes up to £800 million available for translational research. This investment is vital to achieving the goal of making the NHS a world-leading healthcare system. While initially focusing on nurses and midwives, the findings and recommendations in this report were felt to be equally applicable to the allied health professions. A multi-professional approach to the training programme was adopted and will be preserved going forward.