The RCN Foundation has today announced an investment of over £700,000 to support and improve adult social care in the UK. A first of its kind, the Foundation is seeking to fund the appointment of a Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing. The role will take a strategic lead in shaping teaching and research in adult social care at a local, national, and international level. With the adult social care sector facing funding challenges, staffing shortages and an aging population, the need for a renewed focus on nurse-led social care provision has never been more important.
This is a five-year programme, and the Chair will be responsible for developing research collaborations with academic institutions and key stakeholders to expand and promote nurse-led research with a focus on adult social care nursing. The aim of the role is to translate research into clinical practice in order to improve care and to develop the next generation of nurses in adult social care. Although the role will work across the UK, it will work closely with the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care in England, Professor Deborah Sturdy CBE.
Deepa Korea, Director of the RCN Foundation, said “We are very pleased to announce this long-term investment to support and improve adult social care in the UK. The need for a heightened focus on adult social care is vital. This is therefore a significant and timely opportunity to contribute to innovation and longevity in the sector, something that is so desperately needed. We hope that information about this funding will be shared widely and look forward to working alongside the successful applicant.”
Applications are now closed.