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The NIHR's new campaign to give health and care professionals an opportunity to learn more about the research that can directly impact their everyday work, by highlighting a variety of ways they can take their first or next step in their research career.

Evidence shows that research active trusts have improved outcomes for patients, as well as improved staff morale, recruitment and retention. To support improved patient outcomes there is a need for health and care professionals to become more involved in research and expand their knowledge. The NIHR is today announcing the start of an exciting new campaign, Your Path in Research, which coincides with the birthday of James Lind. The campaign aims to inspire health care professionals to get more involved in research.

James Lind is famous for conducting the first ever clinical trial while serving as a surgeon. His experiment on board the HMS Salisbury in 1747 showed that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy.

Your Path in Research recognises that everyone providing or supporting care in the NHS uses clinical research, but not everyone is aware of how to incorporate it on a daily basis.

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