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Letters NHS staff and research

Engaging NHS staff in research: training is key

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 07 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5040
  1. Julia Gledhill, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and honorary clinical senior lecturer1,
  2. Matthew Hodes, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist2
  1. 1Centre for Psychiatry, Imperial College London, 7th Floor Commonwealth Building, London W12 0NN, UK
  2. 2Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. j.gledhill{at}

We welcome the Royal College of Physicians’ statement Delivering Research for All and agree with Maben and King that the major barriers to the engagement of medical staff in research are lack of research knowledge and skills and poor access to research training.12 Such training is a fundamental skill that should form part of all specialty …

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