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Continuing development to boost knowledge, support project delivery and improve patient care

Enabling and supporting educational development is one of the central building blocks of the Birmingham Health Partners alliance. We are committed to supporting training, helping to embed research findings, sharing knowledge and offering new qualifications, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes and accelerating access to drugs, devices and diagnostics.

Our 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 begin to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake their own clinical research and 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.

Explore our educational offering:

Internship programme

An introduction to research leading to pre-doctoral or MRes study or further career development

Pre-doctoral bridging programme

Designed to bridge the gap for individuals with Masters-level or equivalent qualification who aspire to doctoral level study

Post-doctoral bridging programme

Bridging the gap between doctoral level study and applying for a Clinical Lectureship, enabling career progression

BHP starter fellowships

Year-long launch pad for clinicians interested in a translational research career

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships

A new post-doctoral fellowship for clinically qualified staff who currently do not have research time allocated in their job plans

Fellowships in Regulatory Science and Innovation

New 3–6-month cross-sector fellowship projects to help drive much-needed change in healthcare regulatory practice

Genomics courses and training

An education and training programme designed to embed genomics knowledge throughout the NHS

Research to publication

A flexible online research methodology and publishing programme for healthcare professionals

Read the latest evaluation report covering the clinical academic careers programmes (formerly known as the CAIP and MDBP courses), featuring participant feedback and analysis. Download the PDF – West Mids Clinical Academic Careers Programmes Evaluation Report Oct 2018