The Medical Research Council has an interactive career framework which can be used to explore career and funding options in more detail.
There is no one single route to a clinical academic career. The specific pathway of qualifications and job roles required will depend on your field, experience, and a bit of luck. Although some organisations do run structured schemes that set out a prescribed pathway, many more clinical academics end up in their posts through more informal and individual routes. The information in this chart is intended to illustrate some of the potential clinical academic career paths available, but it should not be considered to be definitive.