Completing a doctorate in nursing, midwifery or another allied health profession is the gateway to starting a research career. Embarking on doctoral study is a considerable commitment so this step needs careful consideration so that you choose the right doctoral path and are prepared for the journey ahead of you. Nevertheless, the rewards are also great. In clinical work we are able to improve the health and experience of the people we care for during that shift. As a Clinical Researcher, you can shape the profession, protocols and ultimately improve the care of people on an international scale.
There are number of UCLH staff who are studying doctorates and are at different stages of their studies; see UCLH doctoral students here to find out more about their projects and experiences. You may find it helpful to make contact with one of these students for an informal chat about doing a doctorate while working at UCLH.