Eligibility for the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Clinical Lecturer and Senior Clinical Lecturer awards has been extended. It will now include Professional Doctorate graduates, providing they can evidence the quality and proportionality of research education, training and experience gained within their Higher Education Institution.
The HEE Clinical Academic Careers Stakeholder Group set up a working group to look into this issue, gather views from across the system and establish a set of criteria which holders of Professional Doctorates must show that they meet before being considered.
Applicants will need to gain support from their academic institution to confirm that they meet these criteria. Once this has been done, applicants should contact TCCawards@nihr.ac.uk before proceeding with their application, as each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.