Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

For Health Professionals - Become Research Aware and Engaged

Research Awareness Module for STH Staff

  • There is a new Research Awareness eLearning Module available to all staff on PALMS (RS0001).  If you would like to learn more about research, why it matters and how you can get involved, then please enrol on this 30 minute course.

  • Research Awareness Module

CRN Yorkshire & Humber Learning Directory

  • A learning directory developed by the Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber to support people in identifying all of the training opportunities available regionally and nationally.  Learning and Opportunity Directory


The Evidence Based Practice Forum

  • An initiative to promote evidence-based practice (EBP) within STH
  • Brings together clinical staff involved in EBP from across STH
  • The new structure gives participants "ownership" of research questions and the opportunity to develop confidence in their skills related to EBP
  • Helps staff to compare and discuss relevant issues across department boundaries, allowing networking of existing evidence and helping to generate priorities for future research activity that could be adopted by the trust
  • Contact Irene Mabbott - for more information.


Courses and experiences of Health Professionals in research

Pharmacy Research UK

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is the principal funder of pharmacy research in the UK.  PRUK is a small, independent charity, committed to supporting pharmacy to improve the health of the public. To do this, PRUK fund research projects and individual bursaries, helping to develop research skills across the pharmacy sector.

Health Talk

On, you can find out about the experience of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) in research. Researchers talked to 45 NMAHPs from across the UK. Find out what people said about issues such as their research activities, working with colleagues, supporting patients and career progression.

Council for Allied Health Professions Research

The Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) is supported by 13 AHP organisations. The council comprises a strategy committee, a professoriate and a UK-wide regional hub network. The council's mission is to develop AHP research, strengthen evidence of the professions’ value and impact for enhancing service user and community care, and enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues, thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence.


Free Online Courses

Research Champions

The development of the Research Champion role has recently come to fruition. The aims of this role are to capture and engage staff within the directorates across the Trust, to spread the knowledge of current research activities and promote patient involvement. Please see here for more information and the Research Champion and Cafes strategy.

Podcasts - Health Professionals at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals describe their journey into research

We will soon be interviewing health professionals at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals who are at different stages in their research career, from those that have recently completed internships through to senior clinical academics describing why they got into research and why it is important.



NIHR Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery Research Delivery Awareness Programme

This programme aims to provide all nurses and midwives with a good understanding of clinical research at the time of graduation. We hope that this will encourage newly qualified nurses and midwives to:

·  act as advocates for the importance of research in impacting clinical care.

·  make informed career choices through an understanding of the variety and evolving roles undertaken by nurses and midwives in research engagement and delivery.

This resource can be used in 2 ways:

1) Self directed learning by nursing/midwifery students

2) Facilitated presentation by University lecturers in schools of health

The resources are available via this link on NIHR Learn. Students and lecturers will need to register for an account on NIHR Learn prior to accessing the resources. Details of how to register are on the site.