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2016 Exhibitors

The Exhibitors who attended the 2016 Annual NHS R&D Forum are shown below.


EDGE is a clinical trials software that supports a wide range of research management functions and empowers research managers, data analysts, research nurses, clinicians and support services to make the most of their information. By allowing organisations to actively manage research within a single online system, information can be better organised and analysed in real-time. Multiple institutions can collaborate on a range of projects and EDGE’s reporting tools can help streamline the research governance and approval process. EDGE is the culmination of over a decade of clinical trials software development hosted by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust in conjunction with the University of Southampton.


ESMSLogoEmergency Scientific and Medical Services (ESMS) provides 24 hour emergency response for clinical trials.Our vision is to be the gold standard provider for Clinical Trial Emergency Response. It is a challenge for many sponsors to maintain 24 hour emergency cover. This is demonstrated by major GCP inspection findings including:

  • No clear or tested out of hours procedure
  • Failure to supply trial subjects with emergency contact details

Evolving from Guy’s Poisons Unit our team of information scientists and consultant toxicology physicians are trained to perform emergency unblinding according to strictly controlled, client approved procedures. Study specific information can be accessed to support medical treatment without the need to unblind the subject. Key benefits of ESMS support:

  • Manned 24/7 availability with access to study information
  • GCP compliant
  • Consolidated oversight of adverse events
  • All enquires are audio recorded, documented and quality checked
  • Local phone support in > 70 countries and > 40 languages

To discuss how ESMS could support your trial, please contact


DocumasLogoDocumas is the most versatile information system for your demanding research management needs. As a powerful platform developed to support the full breadth of Trust and Joint Research Office requirements, Documas is your key tool in anticipating and managing constant change. Rather than waiting for things to happen, Documas customers can implement modifications themselves. High volume NIHR management and reporting demands are complex for NIHR BRC, BRU and research grant hosts. Documas delivers full service reporting management for these structures and enables rapid response to any change. New reporting requirements such as HRA were incorporated within just a few days and we have long been leaders in reporting CTP. Unlike competing products, which are much narrower in scope, the inherent flexibility in Documas allows easy and accurate production of management reports for BRC and any other NIHR metrics. And Documas works elegantly on all devices, including mobile, so that you and your research nurse colleagues are not tied to desktops to enter and analyse your |


WFCWendy Fisher Consulting (WFC) are excited to return to the NHS R&D Forum again in 2016 to connect with colleagues old and new from across the UK. The past 12 months has seen huge changes in the R&D landscape, and WFC have been supporting R&D departments and clinical operations teams across NHS Trusts, NIHR CRNs, HEIs, medical research charities and industry partners to develop processes and systems fit for the future. The implementation of HRA Approval and new Local Portfolio Management Systems across England have provided opportunities for our clients to review, refine and develop local processes. The past year has also seen substantial changes at WFC, our core team has expanded, allowing us to work with a greater number of clients, both nationally and internationally. We have also strengthened our portfolio of training and education courses to ensure your teams have both the confidence, and competence, to deliver successful research. We look forward to meeting you in May and don’t forget to enter our prize draw!


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The Research Quality Association (RQA) is a professional membership body dedicated to informing and advancing its members. We provide status and visibility for individuals engaged in the quality of research concerning pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since our inception in 1977 the Association has increased and evolved to reflect Regulatory changes, the growing impact of Regulatory inspection, and the ever-changing structure and needs of industry.

NIHR150The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the research arm of the NHS and is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world.The NIHR is 10 in 2016 and since its creation a decade ago, the NIHR has transformed research for NHS patients and the public. The NIHR continues to facilitate faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and develops and supports the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research across the country


egress150Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of hosted and on premise encryption services, designed to secure all forms of electronic information and delivered to customers in the Public and Private Sectors using a single platform: Egress Switch. As the first and currently only email and file encryption service to achieve CESG Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification, Switch Secure Email & File Transfer enables customers to share highly sensitive information over the internet, without the need to manage external third party credentials. The award-winning Switch portfolio of products also includes Secure Managed File Transfer, Secure Web Form and the latest online collaboration offering, Secure Workspace. Using patented key management, the platform utilises a unique community-based licensing model known as ‘the Egress Trust Network’ that consists of paying and free Switch subscribers, who are able share information securely with one another using a single global


EKCR_final_logoEK Clinical Research (EKCR) is non-recruitment Research Company formed in 2012, uniquely set up and run by research nurse who has 15 years of extensive experience in conducting Phase I – III clinical trial both within NHS and Clinical Research Organisation (CRO). Our aim is to form a long term partnership with our potential clients as well as to provide expertise and experience in conducting clinical trial at a low cost coupled with excellent quality work based on high ethical standard. To achieve this, we demonstrate passion and commitment to ensure successful project objectives to our client’s satisfaction. It is EKCR’s high priority to provide continuously outstanding services in all our processes. Our members of staff are fully NMC registered and certified with GCP and ILS. Most of our staff worked on various clinical projects which include Cardiology, Urology, Rheumatology, Renal, Asthma, Allergy, COPD, and Viral challenge studies. Our unique strength as a group of nurses is our adaptability, flexibility and experience in the challenges of trial execution.Email: Web:


newcastleNewcastle University Newcastle’s taught postgraduate clinical research programmes demonstrate real-world applicability.  Designed for doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health and clinical research professionals and aspiring clinical academics, they aim to enable students to understand, develop, deliver and disseminate clinical research.  Our study routes include on-campus and online part-time, part-time accelerated and full-time options.Individual modules are ideal for CPD and developing specific research skills.  They can also be combined for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. Clinical Research and Clinical Research (Leadership) programmes can be studied on-campus.  Our online programmes which are studied and assessed 100% online include Clinical Research, Clinical Research (Ageing) and Clinical and Health Sciences with Clinical Research.The QS World Rankings has confirmed Newcastle as being in the top 1% of universities in the world and the Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked 94th for Life Sciences and Medicine.  Newcastle is placed in the Top 20 in The Sunday Times’ most recent survey and Complete University Guide 2015.                                                                                                                                        Contact:

+44 (0) 191 208 5199/+44 (0) 191 201 7032


St Stephens LogoSt Stephens Clinical Research is a specialist CRO which offers a range of sponsorship and trial management services.  Specializing in the sponsorship of investigator initiated trials St Stephen’s Clinical Research is able to offer assistance with monitoring, project management, data management, quality, regulatory, contracting and pharmacovigilance.  We are currently sponsoring and managing single and multicenter investigator initiated research projects throughout Europe and in Africa. We provide Legal Representative services for organizations outside of the EU.  Whether you simply need help with your Clinical Trial Application or assistance with all sponsorship responsibilities for your trial,  come and visit our stand, we will be happy to discuss your requirements further. Website link:


NHS Scotland LogoNHS Research Scotland promotes and supports excellence in clinical and translational research in Scotland so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. Formed through a partnership of Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government, we work to ensure that NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research. Our single unified health system, national clinical research infrastructure and streamlined processes combine with significant clinical and academic expertise, to deliver high quality research for the health and financial benefit of our / @NHSResearchScot /


infoneticaInfonetica is a UK-based company that supplies a range of reliable and effective clinical research solutions. The company was established in 2003 and has built a strong reputation for customer service and responsive design amongst our clients – a broad spectrum of public bodies, private enterprise and research institutions. We work very closely with our NHS and UK Government customers, both on a local and national level, to ensure our products continue to meet the constantly evolving needs of the Service

ReDA (our research management tool) has recently undergone major changes to improve both its functionality and usability, and the development roadmap sees some exciting changes to come.

Tissue Auditor (our human tissue tracking tool) has been rebuilt from the bottom up to make it the most user friendly, powerful and flexible way to maintain compliance with the Human Tissue Act.

Whitehall Training (our online compliance training business) is a supplier of clinical research training – including GCP, GCLP, GLP and pharmacovigilance.

Why not visit our stand and find out more, as well as discovering how other NHS and UK Government clients already benefit from our services.


cahprThe Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) is a UK wide collaboration of all Allied Health Professions (AHPs) which seeks to

  • Provide one voice for AHPs on research matters
  • Strengthen research capacity and capability of AHPs
  • Raise the profile of AHP research
  • Increase opportunity for collaboration and partnership

The Council is comprised of

  • a strategically focused central committee
  • a UK wide regional hub network focused on capacity building and
  • a professoriate.

Current CAHPR strategic priorities include:

  • Supporting and influencing managers to create a positive research culture for AHPs within their workplace
  • Research Excellence Framework 2021
  • Making strategic links and partnerships

Please feel free to
explore more:
contact CAHPR central staff:
contact any of the regional hubs:


HRA180The Health Research Authority (HRA) protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.  We work to make the UK a great place to do research where more people have the opportunity to participate in health and social care research and continue to feel safe when they do. We are one of a number of bodies who are responsible for the regulation and governance of health research in the UK. We streamline the regulation of research and support and promote robust and efficient regulatory systems.