A framework of research practitioner competencies has been published to support practitioners, managers, educators and leaders.
The Council of Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR), Shaping Better Practice Through Research: A Practitioner Framework, describes the knowledge and skills required of allied health professionals (AHPs) working in research from basic competency to advanced and research leadership levels.
“The generation and application of research should be embedded in health and social care practice in order to improve services, promote health, wellbeing and safety of service users, and to optimise the effective use of resources,” CAHPR said.
“This new resource offers a practical framework to support making research ‘core business’ to practice whilst also forging pathways and career progression for AHPs to become leaders in the field of applied health research.”
The framework can be downloaded via the CAHPR website.