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RDF19 Poster Detail

Poster Title 
A collaborative model of research support across Primary and Secondary care.
Abstract 

With changing models of care and the delivery of patient services spanning across both primary and secondary care providers, it is recognised that the delivery of research studies needs to develop in conjunction with these changes. The aim of developing a collaborative model of research support is to enable the facilitation of research study delivery across the emerging Primary / Secondary Care interface, regardless of the healthcare specialty or setting.  These revised models and ways of working (hybrid model), incorporating collaborative working, aim to gain an improved knowledge of research processes across primary and secondary care including study set-up and delivery, with measurement to include staff’s involvement in the set-up of cross working studies. The project’s aims were to establish a pilot scheme to create developmental roles that will support studies across the primary and secondary care interface.  These new posts/initiative are funded by the CRN West Midlands via strategic funding and reallocation of funding from Primary Care, supporting both commercial and non-commercial portfolio studies. It aims to develop best practice and a future model which focuses on collaborative working between primary and secondary care; Whilst also incorporating coordination of activities and engaging and educating staff with regards to the pilot scheme and new ways of working. This has led to the creation of a ‘buddy’ role helping to gain further understanding of the secondary care landscape of research delivery, and working with cross divisional staff to identify studies that would benefit from support from collaborative posts. With an increase in the number of mental health studies run within primary care and an increase in studies that would not have previously bridged across primary and secondary care.  Another primary aim is to increase the speed of setup and a reduction in the time taken to set-up and initiate research studies.

Authors
  • BURGESS, Natalie (Research Facilitator: Clinical Research Network – Primary Care – West Midlands)
  • THAKRAR, Lauren (Senior Research Support Facilitator: Clinical Research Network – Primary Care – West Midlands)
  • TITLEY, Jenny (Senior Research Facilitator: Clinical Research Network – Primary Care – West Midlands)
  • HIBELL, Richard (Research Nurse: Clinical Research Network – Primary Care – West Midlands)
Organisation 
Clinical Research Network – Primary Care – West Midlands