Dental Sandpit Project – dental nursing recruitment crisis

We are excited to share with you a unique and exciting opportunity for dental nurses to take part in a research project.

Earlier in the year we held a ‘sandpit event’ to identify a research question/area for our group to work on. The general topic of dental nursing recruitment/ career development was selected.

We are looking to recruit 8 dental nurses to form a research group to develop a research question and design a project. There will be 6 evening sessions (held virtually with perhaps some hybrid sessions) which will last 2 hours each. The sessions will provide research training and the group will develop a research project to take forwards in future work.

You will be reimbursed for your time at £100 per session (£600 in total if you attend all sessions.) eCPD will be provided.   

We are looking for participants from a range of backgrounds (practice, community, hospital settings) and experiences. Preference will be given to those working in the North East (of England) and North Cumbria.

To apply please complete the following application form. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 17th December. Sessions will start in January 2022.

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