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RDF19 Poster Details

RDF19 Poster Detail

Poster Title 
Formalising Knowledge & Practice Through a Peer-Generated Training Programme
Abstract 

In some countries across North America and Asia there are specific qualifications for clinical research management and it is a requirement that candidates for posts in this field hold such a qualification  (for example SOCRA, ACRP).

The role of Clinical Trials Coordinator or equivalent has become more recognised over the past 10 years in the United Kingdom, however no such programme has been established in the UK. A working group was therefore set up to look at the potential of developing a clinical research management programme for research staff working primarily in the NHS. Coordinators come from various backgrounds, such as Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Law, and Music, and therefore do not have a formal qualification in clinical research management.  Senior non-clinical research delivery managers within the Trust decided it was necessary to develop a research management training which would set a standard for the knowledge and practice expected at this level.  Members of the Trial Coordinator Network (TCN) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) were consulted to develop and deliver this training.

During 2018 this training was delivered to two cohorts of MFT trial coordinators at bands 4-6 who have completed their non-clinical research staff competency framework and recent appraisal. The feedback received from attendees has been extremely positive and we aim to deliver the training for the first time externally in June 2019, aimed at NHS band 4-6 trial coordination staff.

This poster further expands on the initial development of the course, the feedback received from attendees, and its long term aims.

Authors
  • Barrett, Carla Clinical Trials Manager: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • McLean, Dr Iain Senior Hospital Research and Innovation Manager: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nazir, Anam Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nazir, Majid Clinical Trials Coordinator: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Organisation 
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust