The Researcher spring edition is here

Maintaining momentum with the latest issue of The Researcher

The Researcher - Issue 3

The Researcher – Issue 3

The third issue of The Researcher launches today. This digital publication, created for health researchers by health researchers, aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Created by Health Education England (HEE), NHS Research and Development North West (NHS R&D NW) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR),  working with a team of ‘early career’ researchers and award-winning writer Rob Young, The Researcher illustrates the real-life stories of what it’s really like to undertake a research career.

Following a successful first two issues in 2016 which have received over 10,000 views so far, this issue explores helping researchers ‘maintain momentum’.

Editorial team member Kimberley Stewart, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at City Hospitals Sunderland explains why she got involved:
“I was really excited when I heard about the magazine – as someone taking the first steps towards a clinical academic career I felt that this would be something I would be really interested in reading myself! I’m really enjoying the Internship, and wanted to encourage others who might be thinking about applying to go for it. It can be quite daunting, taking the first steps into research, but I’ve really benefitted from hearing the stories from the other Interns and from Early Career Researchers who have shared their stories with us”. 

Nicki Latham, Executive Director of Performance and Development at HEE – who funded the magazine – said:
“I am so pleased to be able to support another high quality issue of The Researcher which has been developed by a team of health researchers who are so passionate about promoting research. Frontline clinicians are well placed to question how they can improve patient care and I hope that the magazine inspires readers from across the NHS to find out more about how they can pursue a research career.” 

The Researcher is available to read on the HEE website: Enjoy!