Research, Leadership, Impact

Developing nursing, midwifery and community health worker research leaders to transform global healthcare1000_nurses_logos

Nursing Now Challenge and The Global Health Network have come together to enable 1000 nurses, midwives, and community health workers in low-resource settings to lead research studies that address priority issues in their practice.

A powerful opportunity for leadership and career development.

Delivered through workplace learning whilst generating vital evidence to improve health outcomes in their communities.


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How it will work

Working through the powerful global communities of nurses that exist within Nursing Now Challenge and The Global Health Network we can reach nurses, midwives and community health workers across the globe who are working in low-resource settings, managing diseases of poverty to engage with this comprehensive programme.  This will then translate on the ground and online to enable nurses to design and complete a pragmatic and achievable study within their care setting, supporting them in every step of the process; from setting the question, running the study right through to taking the findings up into practice and sharing their recommendations.

These studies could be observational, social science (behavioural or practice), diagnostic or clinical trials involving non-pharmaceutical interventions that are known to be safe. These will ask locally important questions to generate evidence that can be taken up to change practice and management to improve patient management, care, or treatment.

Help, support, training, tools and resources will be provided to each research team to ensure successful completion of each study. A key criterion will be institutional support. This scheme will not be providing funding as these practical studies are embedded in care settings to deliver benefit to the community and workforce development.

Student nurses and midwives can join this challenge through research education and leadership development and be linked to a research team to gain experience and new competences.

Register your interest in undertaking one of these studies, in helping by joining a support group for a study team, or as a collaborating partner if these studies could help your research work:

Note for media and journalists - press release details available to download here.