Table 2

Consultant who did not do IAT (180 respondents)

Consultant with MD/PhD (did not do IAT) (35/180)Consultant (not IAT+did not do MD/PhD) (145/180)
Research interest
 Extremely/very interested26/35 (74%)42/145 (29%)
 Somewhat interested6/35 (17%)66/145 (46%)
 Not so/not at all interested3/35 (9%)37/145 (25%)
Formal academic role (related to research)
 Yes26/35 (74%)16/145 (1%)
Average no of clinical PAs worked per week(1 PA=4 hours work)
 Mean5 (20 hours/week)6 (24 hours/week)
 Range0–9.5 (0–38 hours/week)0–10.5 (0–42 hours/week)
Average no of research programmed activities (PAs) worked per week (1 PA=4 hours)
 Mean2 (8 hours/week)0 (0 hours/week)
 Range0–9 (0–36 hours/week)0–3 (0–12 hours/week)
I feel well supported to do research locally
 Strongly agree6/35 (17%)5/145 (3%)
 Agree5/35 (14%)32/145 (22%)
 Neutral9/35 (26%)39/145 (27%)
 Disagree10/35 (28%)57/145 (40%)
 Strongly disagree5/35 (14%)12/145 (8%)
The department in which I work is research active and encouraging of research activity
 Strongly agree10/35 (28%)13/145 (9%)
 Agree9/35 (26%)40/145 (28%)
 Neutral11/35 (31%)30/145 (23%)
 Disagree3/35 (9%)42/145 (29%)
 Strongly disagree2/35 (6%)16/145 (11%)
Questions relating to the challenge of becoming research activeHow challenging was it to arrange to research locally?It was challenging to become involved in research
Very easy 2/35 (6%)Strongly agree 27/145 (19%)
Easy 2/35 (6%)Agree 73/145 (50%)
Neutral 13/35 (37%)Neutral/NA 33/145 (23%)
Difficult 11/35 (31%)Disagree 12/145 (8%)
Very difficult 7/35 (20%)Strongly disagree 0/145 (0%)
  • Note: the first palliative medicine IAT appointment was 2009 so many consultants will have trained prior to IAT being available.

  • IAT, Integrated Academic Training; NA, not available.