Doncaster Clinical Research Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust NHS Doncaster Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals

Clinical Research Nurses in running for a national award

A team of nurses who support and grow clinical research at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals are in line for a top national award.

The Trust’s Clinical Research Nurses are in the final 10 for the Nursing Times 2015 Awards and are the only entry from a non-teaching hospital in the Clinical Research Nursing category. The team were selected by the Nursing Times due to their success in expanding the Trust’s portfolio of clinical research studies and their role in making research easily accessible to all patients.

Dr Trevor Rogers, Director of Research and Development at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals, said: “I am proud that our clinical research nurses have been shortlisted. It is a great testimony to work that they do to embed research within all areas of the Trust and to give patients greater opportunities to participate in clinical research.”

Unlike many other trusts, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals research nurses work collaboratively with the Clinical Research Network to ensure studies are jointly supported. This model of working has been hailed as best practice by the Clinical Research Network and meets the National Institute of Health Research objectives. The Trust reviewed its research nurse support and study allocation and changed speciality-specific research nurses into clinical research nurses to assist on studies in other areas and support large recruiting studies.  The benefits of this new way of working are that the Trust now has research nurses as part of the wider team who are able to access peer support on a daily basis rather than working in isolation.  Feedback received from patients has been extremely positive with patients saying they have received life-changing treatment.

The team consists of 10 research nurses who are overseen by a Clinical Research Network Senior Research Sister.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at a prestigious event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 12 November.

Doncaster
Clinical Research

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary
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Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN2 5LT

Tel: 01302 644073

R&D Strategy for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2013 - 2018

 

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