In order to carry out a piece of research within the NHS, you will usually need to get an Honorary Research Passport (HRC).
A new, streamline mechanism for researchers to obtain HRCs to conduct studies in the NHS has been developed, called the Research Passport.
The Research Passport is designed to save the valuable time and resources of HR, R&D departments and researchers. It has the following key benefits:
The responsibilities of the employer are defined in the NHS Research Governance Framework (RGF) and HEIs must ensure they are aware of these. Similarly the responsibilities of the care organisation are set out in the RGF
Guidance on how to complete the form can be located on the NHS Research Passport website.
Please note that the HR & OD department will only complete section 5 of the Research Passport application for University of Stirling employees and not students.