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HR - Recruiting staff and line management

The same process needs to be followed for recruiting new research staff as for any group of NHS staff, including appropriate training and appraisals. Generally new staff are appointed at whichever organisation is best placed to support their career development. For example, research nurses in the NHS, and research assistants or research fellows through a university. Project or programme managers can be employed through either type of organisation. Students who are registered for a higher degree should in general be employed by a university, unless they are already a member of NHS staff and are intending to return to that role (with their line manager's support) at the end of the degree.

Guidance is available on 'HRWeb' on the UH Bristol intranet, or on the relevant university HR pages. Honorary contracts or research passports may be needed for staff employed through a university.