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Nursing & Midwifery Research

The Sydney Local Health District Nursing & Midwifery Research team are committed to promote research and evidence based practice to support the effectiveness of nursing and midwifery care and enhance patient and family centred outcomes.

The SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Research team are affiliated with the University of Sydney, Sydney Research and have strong collaborations with local, national and international organisations.

The research activities are aligned with the SLHD Nursing & Midwifery Service strategic priorities and the Sydney LHD research strategic plan which inform the strategic directions for clinical practice, workforce, information & communication technology and research.

The goals of SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Research are to support the translation of research into practice and build a strong and independent nursing & midwifery presence across the SLHD through:

  • Building research capacity and research visibility for nurses and midwives
  • Providing research education and support that targets research practice and evidence use
  • Developing a body of innovative research that includes clinical intervention related Patient and Family Centred Care research for Patient Care Initiative activities

In 2017 we commenced a two year Nursing Research Graduate Honours Program, providing an opportunity for graduate nurses to gain skills and knowledge in nursing research whilst undertaking a Transition to Professional Practice program. The Nursing Research Graduate Honours Program will allow Graduate Nurses to work in a part-time capacity whilst advancing their knowledge, skills and experience of nurses/midwives in research and evidence-based practice.

In 2018 we commenced a research drop in service, researcher education and training and a 12 week to publication course for nurse wishing to publish.  Our research is showcased annually in the Nursing and Midwifery Research Symposium in November.

Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
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  Research Symposium
Research Symposium
The Nursing & Midwifery Research Symposium is to be held on 23 November 2018.
Register here