What to do when a study is accepted

Once the Scientific Advisory Committee has reviewed and approved a protocol for implementation in the CRF the Principal Investigator will receive a letter detailing contact details to begin discussions with the Senior Sister. They will then be allocated a lead nurse.

The role of the Lead Research Nurse is to:

  • liaise with the Principal Investigator to develop and design the necessary study documentation, ensuring that the trial protocol is accurately translated into practice
  • assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients in line with research protocols
  • develop and maintain an investigator file and will ensure that the trial is conducted in-line with the Good Clinical Practice guidelines and the Research Governance framework
  • ensure all care is patient focused, research based and in accordance with Trust Policies
  • complete appropriate training and education to ensure studies are implemented safely and effectively.