CRN North West London provides this course to the following:
- Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
- Imperial College Healthcare Trust
- The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
- Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
- The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- West London Mental Health NHS Trust
- West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
If the trust you are associated with is not listed above, this means that you are covered by a different CRN team and you will need to contact them in regards to training.
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This one day workshop is designed to provide participants with an insight into the necessary communication skills needed to receive true valid informed consent from trial participants.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Following the course, participants will have a demonstrable understanding of the SPIKES model of communication to enhance their practice back in the workplace and enable conversations with participants to be more effective.
This programme is for newly appointed members of staff.
The aim of this programme is to familiarise staff with the goals and core values of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the role the Clinical Research Network.
The session will overview the following:
vision and what we do;
Performance Management & High Level Objectives (HLOs);
Public, Involvement & Engagement (PPIE) and Communications
This programme is for people who have no, or very little, previous experience or training in running meetings or delivering training events. It is available to anyone, irrespective of banding or length of service, who would like to offer training or facilitate meetings.
The aim of the event is to introduce the skills of training and facilitation so delegates structure and manage meetings and training sessions to achieve an agreed outcome.
objectives of the event are that by the end of the training delegates will be
the role of the facilitator/trainer and the skills required to plan and run an
how adults learn and the implications of this in the planning and delivery of
the structure of a training event;
questioning and feedback skills which will enhance a learners experience;
actions they can take at work which will further develop their confidence in
the areas explored during this session.
What is the role of
What skills are required?
How do people learn?
- How can we use this knowledge to
ensure effective events?
- The structure of a training session
- Questioning skills
- Feedback skills
- Practice in small groups
Action planning and programme review
The aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the factors involved in delivering clinical research.
Who is it for?
All members of staff who have been involved in clinical research for a minimum of 6 months.
By the end of the programme delegates will be able to:
- Describe the basic research terms,
types and designs;
- Discuss the key events which have
contributed to the development of legislation and principles of research which
we currently work with;
- Describe the role of the clinical
research practitioner and discuss the application of the principles of
Compassion in Practice;
- Examine the roles and responsibilities
of the members in a research team;
- Consider the principles of the valid
informed consent process;
- Explore strategies concerning
effective recruitment and retention of participants onto research studies;
- Identify the components of a research
protocol and the needs for feasibility;
- Discuss the documentation requirements
throughout the life of a study;
- Highlight the issues related to study
monitoring and auditing to ensure full compliance with the study protocol and
in accordance with the applicable local regulations;
- Explore issues related to drug
development and safety reporting.
- Introductions, programme outline
- The basics & history of clinical
- Participant advocacy & Compassion
- The role of the clinical research
- Roles, responsibilities &
reflections of the research team
- An overview of patient consent
- Recruitment & retention of
participants into clinical trials
- Feasibility & protocol review
- Study management & documentation
- Monitoring, audits & MHRA
- Drug & medical device development
- Summary quiz, action plans and
- the Principal Investigator's (PI's) responsibilities in leading the conduct of a study at a research site
- what makes an effective PI and the importance of effective leadership in study identification, setup, recruitment and conduct
- the skills and behaviours required to be an effective PI
- How and where to access support
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