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Clinical academics in the NHS

Inquiry

Clinical academics are qualified doctors who combine working as a specialist doctor with research and/or teaching responsibilities. There are significant advantages to such roles. Clinical academics can bring their hospital experience into their academic research, and vice-versa, strengthening the use of evidence-based practice and applying innovative medical techniques in the field. But with increased pressures on the NHS workforce, there are concerns that clinical academics do not have enough time to undertake research. At the peak of the pandemic, only 13% reported being able to spend as much time as they should on their research. The Committee will be taking oral evidence during November 2022 on what could be done to address these concerns.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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6 December 2022
Inquiry Clinical academics in the NHS
Witnesses Lord Kakkar
Oral Evidence
29 November 2022
Inquiry Clinical academics in the NHS
Witnesses National Institute of Health Research, and Angela Topping (Executive Committee Member at NHS Research and Development Forum)
Oral Evidence
29 November 2022
Inquiry Clinical academics in the NHS
Witnesses Professor Rosalind Smyth CBE (Chair at Medical Research Council Training and Careers Group), National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Academy, and Medical Schools Council
Oral Evidence
Primary Care Evidence Unit (NHS England) (CAN0018)
NHS England (CAN0017)
The Physiological Society (CAN0016)

Contact us

  • Email: hlscience@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5750 (committee staff) | 020 7219 1692 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Science and Technology Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW