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Evaluating the funding and capacity of research in Scotland

This paper will discuss strategies put in place in Scotland to address the need for an increase in research capacity and capability within the nursing and midwifery professions. Nurses and midwives form the largest group of staff in the health service and, as the strategy for nursing and midwifery in Scotland states, are: ‘the most visible and recognisable symbols of NHSScotland’ (Scottish Executive Health Department, 2001). However, as professionals in relatively new academic disciplines, ...

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