BANCC Research Forum article highlights the role of research nurses in CVD clinical research

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Cardiovascular care is strongly evidence based, but most of that evidence has not been
generated by nurses. As with all aspects of care, it is essential that the care delivered by
nurses is evidence based, so it follows that we need nurses who can generate that evidence.
Historically, there were few opportunities for nurses to lead research, but this is changing.
UK policy now outlines a vision for the future where all healthcare staff feel empowered to
support research as part of their job. This article shares examples of cardiovascular nurses
from across the UK who are involved in research. The authors hope that this will help to
shed light on the various stages and show that, far from being abstract and detached from
everyday care, most nursing research is focused on making things better for patients.

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