NHS Consultants

Career stage: Consultant

Much of the clinical research in the UK is undertaken by consultants within the NHS who do not hold a formal academic position.  They design and implement clinical trials, and collaborate with scientific colleagues to facilitate translational research.

Due to the pressures of service provision it can be difficult to carve out time for effective research.  The RCR is always looking for ways to support its members in their research and has put together some resources to assist with job planning to include research time. See the job planning guidance.

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