The Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) framework positions nursing, midwifery and care staff as leaders, wherever they work, whatever their role and highlights the need to apply the same importance on how we measure the outcomes of our work, as we do to demonstrating quality. LCAV has a strong research focus running concurrently through it and there is also a specific research commitment – number 7 – “We will lead and drive research to evidence the impact of what we do”.
In December 2017, a Research Roundtable was held, and co-hosted with the Council of Deans of Health to discuss key priorities for nursing and midwifery research in England. During the roundtable, colleagues reflected on a shared interest in increasing research capacity and academic leadership across nursing and midwifery and considered how nursing and midwifery staff can be supported in their roles, all with a focus on evidence based practice. The research roundtable focused on how these components directly align to Leading Change, Adding Value as the national framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff.
The roundtable also highlighted that there is a huge appetite from nursing and midwifery clinical academics to provide a gateway to integrated health education, research and clinical practice.
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England launched LCAV in May 2016 and has encouraged and pledged her support for all nursing, midwifery and care staff to find out more about the importance of research and relevant opportunities available, whatever their role, wherever they work.
A number of short videos below bring the discussion to life from the session and some of the commitments that colleagues made to the research agenda in nursing and midwifery.
Summary video of the research round table
Higher Education Institutions
NHS England LCAV national operational team
Professor Ian Peate, Head, Head of School of Health Studies, Gibraltar and Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing recently published an overview article, available on the British Journal of Nursing.