Dr Chetan Mukhtyar is a consultant rheumatologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. In this article, he talks about the challenges of being research active in a full-time NHS job, and the one piece of advice he’d give to anyone looking to start a career in clinical research.
Jeff Neilson, research director at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, and Gail Parsons, nurse research lead and deputy director of research, discuss the challenges of ensuring a strong research presence outside of a large teaching hospital setting.
Professor Kausik Chatterjee, consultant geriatrician and stroke physician at the Countess of Chester Hospital, tells us about the opportunities and challenges of being research-active in a rural hospital.
The RCP has today published a letter outlining how clinical academic trainees should be supported to return to research work, while ensuring the NHS remains adequately equipped to respond to the pandemic.