If you would like more information about the research activity at the trust, contact a member of the research team on the number or email address below. Alternatively, if you are a service user you can talk to your clinical care team about the potential of getting involved in a research trial.
The purpose of a research champion is to improve awareness and promotion of clinical research, increase patient’s opportunity to take part in research and improve departmental working relations. This links in with the trusts CARE values and the 2 year vision.
The Research Champion role involves helping to identify suitable patients for research studies in their area. Specific patient criteria cards are provided to the champions to assist with this. Once suitable patients are identified we ask that you alert the research team who can then approach the patients regarding a trial they may be eligible for. In some cases, we may ask for assistance with some data we are required to collect for example recording of observations or blood gas results that we are unable to access.
If you would like to become a Research Champion or have any questions, please contact Mandy Gill on ext.3990 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an initiative originally proposed by Suzanne Banks, Chief Nurse.
Much like a Research Champion the purpose of the research academy is to improve awareness and promotion of clinical research, increase patient’s opportunity to take part in research and improve departmental working relations.
The role involves joining the research team 1 day per week for 12 months, working alongside the research nurses in identifying, consenting and recruiting patients into research studies and clinical trials.
Once the academy is completed it is expected that delegates will return to their departments, with a specialist knowledge of research at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and that this knowledge will be used to integrate research into everyday practice.
If you are interested in participating in the academy, please contact Lynne Allsop, Specialist Research Nurse Team Leader on 01623 622515 x3313.