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CQC Inspection and Well-Led Research in NHS Trusts
A briefing about the outputs from the work to establish research markers in CQC inspection was published last month for the NHS R&D Forum and Members will continue to support this so please do continue to share your experiences via email@example.com
Click here for further information: https://spark.adobe.com/page/msDL652NBVBM0/
Forum Top Tips for EudraCT Reporting
All Sponsors of CTIMPS are legally required to report the end of study summary on EudraCT. The Research Management working group issued its top tips for Sponsors and R&D offices to help work through these reporting obligations.
Tips were collated by the group and expertly pulled together in an infographic by the chair Sally Humphreys.
Click here for further information:http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/wp content/uploads/2019/03/EudraCT-Twitter.pdf
The VICTOR tool: Visible impact of research.
The first version of the VICTOR impact tool is complete and available for anyone to use to demonstrate the impact of being research active. Jo Cooke and Research Fellows Nat Jones and Judith Holliday (Head of Research and Innovation Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) have lead the development of VICTOR
Read more from Judith here: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/03/25/new-tool-support-making-visible-impact-research-victor/
RDF19: Join the Community
We are pleased to announce that Jess Mills, daughter of the late Dame Tessa Jowell, will be presenting as part of Plenary Session 1 giving the Patient Perspective on ‘why we’re here’.
Jess Mills is CEO and Co-Founder of ACT For Cancer – The Tessa Jowell Movement For Change and is on the Executive Leadership of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. ACT for Cancer has been created to deliver Tessa’s legacy, by delivering the most cutting edge, personalised treatment and care through the NHS to all cancer patients currently facing an ‘untreatable’ cancer diagnosis.
Jess is joined in the session by Louise Wood (DHSC) who will be giving the Policy Perspective and is followed by Teresa Allen (HRA) who will be representing the Regulators Perspective.
Forum Round Up
A few highlights from the Forum groups this month:
- We’ve delivered the applied monitoring course to the Wessex region, data management in a health care setting, essentials of NHS research and the first AcoRD masterclass in London, which was a great success thanks to a great training team. New dates for AcoRD will be available soon.
- The Forum service users and carers group met and discussed the reach of the Forum guidance for public involvement and co-applicancy. The authors will be presenting in a session at the conference if you want to hear more. Click here to view the RDF19 Programme and book for this session: https://www.annualrdforum.org.uk/rdf19-session-detail/?id=1963&key=k40lx
- The Forum leadership team met with the chairs of all the working groups to build better links between the groups and to review Forum structures. We discussed what works well, what needs improvement, and made progress towards some immediate actions. It was agreed that we should continue the conversation together and improve the visibility of all who contribute. If you have ideas about how the Forum works seek out our leadership team at the conference or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly meetings coming up:
This month Forum members are attending the following meetings on behalf of the community.
Contact email@example.com if you have something you would like them to feedback
25 April: HRA Champions Meeting
25 April: Excess Treatment Costs Feedback Group
25 April: MRC Workshop – Safe Sharing of Research Data
29 April: HRA Non-commercial Sponsors Reference Group
2 May: DHSC Non-Commercial Costings Meeting
7 May: MHRA Stakeholders Meeting
16 May: HRA External Learning Group
Calls from the community
Manufacturing vendor checklist or audit forms
Does anyone have a very detailed manufacturing vendor checklist or audit form that is more in-depth that the ones currently on the resources exchange? If so please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety monitoring content experts – do you have particular expertise in safety monitoring for all study types and experience as a research Sponsor, CTU or other, such that you feel confident to join a reference group on this topic? If so please contact email@example.com
Professional Learning & Development
13th June, London
£330 No Vat
An excellent course providing expert insight into the practicalities of research archiving procedures.
Developed to support Research management teams with their processes for archiving this course is for anyone who has responsibility for archiving research in their organisation. Whether you are a named archivist or part of a team with delegated responsibility we hope that you will find this course useful. As with all Forum activities it is also a valuable opportunity to meet with your colleagues from across the country to discuss challenges and solutions.
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Local Capacity and Capability for Research
24th June, London
£330 No Vat
Understand the requirements of an NHS organisation when determining whether to take part in a particular research study as a host. This course explains the principles of good study set up, the information required by the R&D office and where it can be obtained. It introduces delegates to the various systems and documents associated with research and also provides some guidance on developing relationships with key support departments and stakeholders within an NHS organisation.
The first half of the day concentrates on making delegates familiar with process. The second half is spent putting everything into practice working through an example study.
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£330 No Vat
This course is aimed at those who deliver research in a healthcare setting either in a Sponsor team or as a Host, and that maybe subject to regulatory inspection. Preparation for Inspection is critical but compliance driven from preparation rather than from quality systems can lead to poor practice and Inspection findings.
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Regulatory & Policy Updates
HR Good Practice Pack: GDPR update and move to IRAS Help website
The HR Good Practice Resource Pack has been reviewed and updated in light of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. At the same time the pack has moved from the NIHR website to the Research Passport Section of IRAS Help.
Please ensure that colleagues in HR departments and are made aware of the update and change of location
Click here for further information: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/04/09/hr-good-practice-resource-pack-update/
Details of the new UK Local Information Pack: To be launched 5th June
A UK Local Information Pack will be introduced on the 5June 2019 to support the set-up of NHS / HSC research in the UK. Researchers working with NHS / HSC organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will benefit from a consistent package to support study set-up and delivery across the UK.
Read more about the pack including llnks to the new Organisational Information Document here: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/04/18/details-new-uk-local-information-pack-launched-5th-june/
Combined Ways of Working Project: Organisations needed
The HRA and MHRA are look for new organisations that would like to take part in the combined ways of working pilot. A pilot project to make applying for approval for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) quicker and simpler for researchers continues to encourage new studies to take part.
Click here for further information: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/04/18/combined-ways-wo…nisations-needed/
Clinical Research Practitioners and the road to recognition
The Clinical Research Practitioner Directory is an exciting new venture that aims to promote a strong professional identity for CRPs and provide assurance for patients.
Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) are crucial to delivering the clinical research that is transforming treatment in the NHS and the care we receive.
The Directory is a collaboration between the NIHR and the Academy for Healthcare Science. It’s a fast growing community and space for CRPs to be consulted and to contribute to an application seeking accredited registration for CRPs.
Click here for further information: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/04/18/clinical-researc…road-recognition/
Organisations requested to liaise with IT departments to allow emails from the HRA and partner organisations
Please liaise with your IT departments to allow emails from the HRA and partner organisations (sender email address is firstname.lastname@example.org) to be delivered to the recipients inbox, rather than be sent to the junk folder or be blocked. If you need any further support please contact email@example.com.
New Welcome Trust report: A blueprint for the oversight of emerging science and technologies
Key principles that should underpin a dynamic approach to the oversight of emerging science and technologies in the UK
Click here for further information: https://wellcome.ac.uk/reports/blueprint-oversight-emerging-science-and-technologies
Other News, Call & Funding
#whywedoresearch Tweetfest 2019 13th– 24th May
The fantastic #whywedoresearch Tweetfest is back bigger and better than ever with 2 weeks worth of brilliant topics all exploring why or how we do research.
Join in http://whywedoresearch.weebly.com/tweetfest-2019.html
The (virtual) School for Change Agents that starts on Thursday 16th May 2019.
The School for Change Agents is an online and global community across health and care, run by my team, NHS Horizons. It is free and highly interactive. It provides an opportunity for change agents and leaders in health and care to build their skills, confidence and networks for leading change. It is open to everyone and provides virtual learning sessions over six weeks in May and June (breaking for the half-term week).
Click here for further information: http://www.rdforum.nhs.uk/content/2019/04/04/school-change-agents/
Nursing Times & awards are open
The Nursing Times Awards are open for 2019! These awards are all about celebrating the best of the profession. Find out about Clinical Research Nursing award category and how to enter at http://bit.ly/2UiwlqX
Title: NIHR Funding Opportunities
Health & Care Research Wales Funding Opportunities
NIHR CRNCC 0.5wte GCP subject matter expert and learning advisor
The NIHR CRNCC are recruiting to the post of GCP Subject Matter Expert and Learning Advisor
There are many other new jobs this month – see here.
Please submit your latest vacancies and we will also tweet them out.