Want to know more about research in the Emergency Department?
The NIHR learn provides faces to face and online Good Clinical Practice training, as well as other research courses for free.
The Research Governance Team provides support throughout the research journey, from acting as sponsor for certain studies to providing local Trust Management Approval and GCP compliant training.
EMROx Research Fellow Jaz Bahra outlines the practical process of recruiting patients to the (Mass Spectrometry arm of the) FALCON study
"Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable."- NIHR
"For clinical trials, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) (2004) regulations require that all staff are trained to carry out their duties on each study they are working on." - NIHR "For those who are experienced in the conduct of clinical trials, a package is available to enable them to ensure that their knowledge has remained at an acceptable and safe level. New online revalidation quizzes will be available starting 6th of March 2018." - Research Support Oxford University https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/ctrg/training/gcp
Good Clinical Practice training is available face to face or online through the NIHR http://learn.nihr.ac.uk/login/index.php or the Oxford University Research Support https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/ctrg/training/gcp
Research funding can be obtained from the National Institute for Health Research. The guidelines for applying for research funding can be found in the NIHR website under Funding and Support. Funding for research is also available through the industries.
Information and guidelines on performing Clinical Audit is available in the OUH NHSFT intranet under the Clinical Governance.
Formed in August 2012, this collaboration unites clinicians and academics from Emergency Departments in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales who share the passion of improving the emergency care of sick and injured children through research. Working collaboratively, PEM research activities across the nations will be strengthened, with co-ordination of research activities, and focus on common goals and agendas. Over time, and by sharing expertise, not only will large scale robust multi-centre clinical research be developed and delivered, but translation into practice will be achieved throughout the health regions.
PERUKI also takes an active role in encouraging and mentoring new investigators in the acquisition of research skills, regarding this as a key area for the sustainability of PEM research going forward.
For more information see www.peruki.org