The Clinical Academic Programmes support the national agenda to increase the capability of non-medical professionals to contribute to the improvement of patient outcomes and innovations in healthcare.
Individuals undertaking these programmes will start to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake their own clinical research and progress along the clinical academic career pathway.
Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) delivers two programmes:
The CAIP provides a taster of clinical academic research in preparation for undertaking a Masters in Research or progressing onto a clinical academic career.
The MDBP is designed to bridge the gap for individuals with Masters-level qualifications who aspire to PhD level study and to progress along the clinical academic career pathway.
The programmes are funded by Health Education England (HEE) in the West Midlands (HEE-WM) and are designed to link into the HEE/National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for Non-medical Healthcare Professionals.
Please refer to the following links for further information:
- HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for Non-medical Professions
- NIHR Building a Research Career Handbook (NIHR, 2016)
- HEE Research and Innovation Leaflet
- The Researcher – Online magazine for non-medical professionals
- HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme – Handbook/Guide