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Developing community and primary care nursing research

02 February 2023
Volume 28 · Issue 2

The first Community Nursing Research Community of Practice for the UK was initiated as an editorial in this journal in February 2022 (Bowers and Evans, 2022). It was a nascent idea; a tentative assembling of a community to support, nurture and advance community-based nurse research. It brought together nurses who are keen to lead and contribute to research on healthcare and generate high-quality evidence to drive clinical effectiveness. The idea quickly took root with members joining from across primary care and community nursing in the UK, who engaged in research and development activities through the Community of Practice. The timing aligned with the vision and commitments set out in the Chief Nursing Officer for England's strategic plan for research (NHS England, 2021). The vision included, ‘building nurse-related research capacity and capability to achieve system-wide leadership and better co-ordination across the research and practice community’.

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