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Research can be challenging, stimulating and fun.
A core role of the NHS is to support research. Your involvement
ranges from providing data to studies, to supporting multisite
studies and to leading the research yourself.
Like most things, when you start out, you need support. The
best way to get a taste of research is to link with an established
academic team and work alongside them. They will welcome serious
offers of help and should be able to support you with your own
work in due course. Be patient. You rarely get awarded Michelin
stars for the your first few efforts at cooking. Research is
likewise a complex process that takes planning, knowledge,
expertise and resources.
Before you start your research, it's a good
idea to have a clear research question. We've put together a short
list of what to think about before you embark on your
Writing well takes time, planning and good supervision. Follow
our simple ground rules to increase the likelihood of
getting your paper published.
Reviewing others work is an important part of the research
process and will help your own writing. We've got a
few tips on reviewing others' work for you.
Find out how the publication process works and what to
expect when having your work seen by a reviewer.
Are you interested in undertaking some research, but find
you're struggling to make time? There are a number of
ways you can fit in research with your training life.
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