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This year the RCN launched its Research and Development Co-ordinating Centre, the main focus of which is a web site that allows nurses to access extensive R&D-related information on a range of topics. In this report, the authors explain the benefits for nurses and patients and how interacting with the site will shape its future development.
How many times have you been listening to a speaker at a conference and heard 'We conducted a literature search before embarking on this study and found very little evidence existed' only to later discover that this research study never gets published?
IN JANUARY 1998 the RCN launched its Research and Development (R&D) Co-ordinating Centre in Wales. The primary aim of the centre is to make explicit the infrastructure that is currently in place to support the conduct and use of research and practice development in nursing ( O Carroll and McMahon 1999 ).
How many nurses and midwives in the UK are professors? Who knows and does it matter? Well, we know because we've monitored them for the past 13 years - and it does matter, because the number of nursing professors is indicative of the development of academic leadership in nursing.
FOR THE government's clinical governance agenda to become a reality, all nurses must be equipped with the skills to appraise critically the quality of research evidence and evaluate the quality of the care they deliver. These skills are not only essential to deliver the government's agenda, but increasingly healthcare professionals are coming Into contact… (More)
The RCN Research and Development Co-ordinating Centre is striving to become the source of information on funding opportunities for nurses.