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In-reach for Multi-Professional Awareness & Advocacy of Clinical Academic Training Programme©

The Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence is proud to launch the IMPAACT programme©, a bespoke in-reach programme to support organisations to enable aspiring clinical academics. 

We understand the NHS operational demands and focus on mandatory targets and training. 

Through experience we recognise the vital role of organisational awareness, advocacy and commitment at all levels to support aspiring clinical academics. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits and rewards of clinical academic roles, to individuals, to patients and to organisations. 

About you

  • Are you based in the East of England/East Midlands?
  • Do you manage talented people that would like to affect change in practice?
  • Is your organisation an acute or community NHS Trust, a primary care provider, or not for profit organisation (who provide at least 50% NHS funded care)?
  • Is your workplace organisationally ready to support and benefit from clinical academic roles? 

About us

  • Led by Professor Jo Cooper, Dr Joseph Manning and Dr Louise Bramley, the IMPAACT team bring a wealth of experience of clinical academic careers.
  • The IMPAACT team is multidisciplinary, including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and clinical psychology and can facilitate all allied healthcare professionals.
  • The IMPAACT team have wide ranging networks to span across regional, professional and organisational boundaries.

What the IMPAACT programme can offer

  • Bespoke onsite sessions
  • Ongoing mentorship
  • Constructive interventions that organisations can adopt
  • Access to supportive networks

Together we can

  • Increase understanding of the benefits of clinical academic careers to improve patient outcomes, experience, safety and quality of care.
  • Enhance the skillset of the workforce, as well as improving recruitment & retention of staff
  • Improve the pipeline of clinical academics through innovative and creative ways in which managers and organisations can make this happen.
  • Identify funding opportunities.
  • Talent spot and support aspiring clinical academics.
  • Recognise the key characteristics of high quality applications for HEE/NIHR funded awards.

Get in touch

If your organisation would benefit from this unique programme, please email:

InstituteofExcellence@nuh.nhs.uk