A Welsh acute trust has ring-fenced funding specifically for frontline nurse research projects.
Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust is investing £20,000 into nursing research and development over the next 12 months.
Projects funded through the trust's small grants scheme will look at MRSA, diabetes, use of heroine drug substitution during pregnancy and pain during childbirth.
Sue Gregory, the trust's nurse director, said: '[Nurses] are crucial to everything we do in the trust and I'm thrilled that we can give them the opportunity to keep adding to their unique skills and abilities.'
The trust is currently running four other nurse-led research projects.