When inspiration strikes for research, it can do so in different ways.
You can have a sudden realisation about something in your practice – why are we doing it like this, wouldn’t it be better if we did things differently?
You can be reading a journal and come across a potential new treatment – if this works there for these service users, I wonder what if it could work for mine?
You can be talking to a colleague and realise you have overlapping remits and think – I wonder if we could work more efficiently together to deliver in a better way?
You could be talking to a patient and something they say could strike a chord – I’ve never thought about it from that perspective before, I wonder how we could help?