Research and Evaluation

With healthcare firmly at the centre of the Health and Wellbeing Academy, our ambitious portfolio of research, quality improvement projects and service evaluations focuses on informing healthcare 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.

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


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