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15 September 2016

Spotlight on the rotational staffing model: switching between clinical and research work

nurses - research model

Here at our Trust we implement an innovative staffing model - staff spend blocks of time away from clinical work on the wards to concentrate on delivering research studies.

Our research sister Katie Sweet heads a team of research staff for Critical Care and Anaesthetics. Katie explained how the model works: "We have two permanent research staff in the team and four rotating nurses, with two working on research at any one time. They do three months in research and three months on the ward in the Intensive Care Unit, on a rolling basis."

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