Research and Evaluation

With health and care firmly at the centre of the Health and Wellbeing Academy focus, our ambitious portfolio of research, quality improvement projects and service evaluations prioritise informing health and care workforce policy and practices.

Our research is applied and has real world impact. We disseminate our research findings through multiple channels, including journals, policy briefings, seminars, webinars and conferences.

Our academics are skilled researchers with a wealth of insight and knowledge that can respond to business challenges, support innovation and encourage growth.

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Use the links below to explore recent research publications.


International nurses: Initial integration

Click here to read our report: International nurses and their initial integration into NHS England’s healthcare workforce: a population analysis


International nurses: Systematic review

Global migration and factors that support acculturation and retention of international nurses: A systematic review.


International nurses: Career progression

Click here to read our report: The Long-Term Experiences and Career Progression of International Nurses


Internationally Educated Nurses

Experience of the First Two Years Working and Living in England: a mixed methods study


Stay & Thrive Report

International Health Professional Recruitment and Retention


Retention & Research Digital Delegate Pack

Use the link below to download the digital delegate pack from our recent online conference Retention and Research: Supporting Our People to Stay


BOB & Frimley Cost of Living Review

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, & Berkshire West and Frimley Health and Care ICS Cost of Living Review – Staff and their Lived Experiences


International Nurses: Transitional toolkit

Click the 'Find out more' button to read the toolkit.