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 individuals with an introduction to research, enabling them to explore their own area of interest. It will prepare individuals to apply for the Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (HEE/NIHR – see links below), a Masters in Research, or help them to identify the next step in their career development.
The MDBP is designed to bridge the gap for individuals with Masters-level qualifications who aspire to doctoral 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