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ED Perceptions of Research

Posted by Rachel O'Brien | 8 May 2017

ED Perceptions of Research


The results are in…

For the third year running EMERGE has distributed a questionnaire within the ED team, measuring attitudes and engagement of clinical staff to research and research nurses. The questionnaire uses a likert-type scale to acquire a ‘Clinical Engagement Score’ with the highest score being 70. In both 2015 and 2016, the score was high at 58. Excitingly, this has increased to 59 in 2017!

We had an excellent response rate of 112 within a variety of professions:

We were delighted to discover that 95% of the ED team believe the clinical research nurses fulfil an important role as part of the clinical care team. 82% of the team feel they participate in research activities, which is fabulous, and 100% believe patients should be given the opportunity to be involved in research. Interestingly, only 63% of the team felt that research is an essential part of their role – which is 69% of doctors and 58% of nurses surveyed.

In previous years, EMERGE and the ED set a challenge to the team to become 100% Research Active and we are getting closer to this goal. Two thirds of the respondents believe they are Research Active so hopefully by next year this will have increased even more!

2017 Annual Team Meeting – EMERGE-RRG What does a Research Nurse actually do?

What does a Research Nurse actually do?

30 Nov 2017 | Miranda Odam

Working as a research nurse is an unusually challenging, stimulating and fascinating speciality - whether it is as a research nurse in emergency medicine, critical care or the Clinical Research Facility - research nursing has something for everyone. And any nurse can do it ;) NHS Lothian has an enormous portfolio of research happening on every ward and down every corridor. Research nurses identify suitable patients, and give them the opportunity to enter innovative and leading studies and trials. It is well know that research is an opportunity for patients, we also know that research improves patient care. So why not give it a go? There are band 5, 6 and 7 research nurse posts throughout NHS Lothian - and we would all be delighted to speak with you and share our appreciation for research. It's not dull, and you don't need to write your own research project - having an attention to detail and a love of team work are key characteristics, and of course a willingness to be enthusiastic and excited about your projects. Join us on 1st February 2018 to learn more about the role, and the various specialities that are research active Seminar room 6 Chancellors building, RIE

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Autumn 2017 EMERGE Newsletter now out!