Who we are

The Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research has been established as a collaborative enterprise by the Royal College of Nursing, CPHVA – UNITE and the Royal College of Midwives, in partnership with The Council of Deans for Health, the Nurse Directors' group of the Association of UK University Hospitals, the Association for Leaders in Nursing, the Queen's Nursing Institute, the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland, Mental Health Nurse Academics UK, the UK Clinical Research Facility Network and Nurses in Primary Care Research.

The Vision and mission of the Academy

The Academy wishes to play an active part in maximising research for patient benefit and enhancing the return of the public's investment in health related research.

The prime concern of the Academy is:

'to be an expert collaborative voice for all aspects of research involving nursing, midwifery and health visiting in the UK, including policy development, its implementation and evaluation through negotiation and dialogue with other key stakeholders'.

About the Academy

The need for an academy

The need for a collective voice on matters relating to research that involves nurses, midwives and health visitors is immediate. Read more

The Academy as an organisation

In 2004, the RCN, the RCM and CPHVA-Unite came together to form a collaborative research group.

In 2007 it was decided to expand the collaboration and invite representatives from other organisations to join the Academy Board. Read more