A sustainable and supported research workforce

Clinical pharmacology is one of the few medical specialties with research in its curriculum. Clinical pharmacologists are well-placed to support education and training of healthcare professionals. Clinical pharmacologists are currently developing introductory training for healthcare professionals to support research capability in the NHS.

Formalising research as part of the NHS system will require alignment across NHS strategy and workforce planning – and investment in education and training. As one of the few specialties with research in its curriculum, clinical pharmacology is well-placed to help build research capacity and capability in the NHS. One way of doing this is through support for education and training for all healthcare professionals. The British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians are partnering on developing research training with the aim of building confidence and competence in research across the NHS workforce.

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