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Support for researchers

Clinical research is an important part of what we do at C&I. To help us ensure we are leading the field, we collaborate with other organisations that are also active in research, expanding our knowledge in psychiatry, psychology and nursing. As a geographically small but demographically mixed area, with excellent transport connections, C&I is ideally placed as a location to undertake research in mental health and dementia. You can find information about our services here.

If you are interested in undertaking a research study at C&I, speak to our Research and Development (R&D) department first. Our R&D Department is called Noclor Research Support. They can be contacted at contact.noclor@nhs.net.

Any research which involves our service users, staff or facilities must have formal approval from Noclor before it can go ahead. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of our service users, and maintaining the highest ethical standards in research. Their role is to:

  • Safeguard participants in research
  • Protect researchers/investigators (by providing a clear framework to work within)
  • Enhance ethical and scientific quality
  • Minimise risk
  • Monitor practice and performance
  • Promote good practice and ensure lessons are learned.

There are other requirements which must be fulfilled to ensure safe research. Detailed information on this can be found at Noclor Research Support.

Noclor also offer advice around grant applications, costing research projects, and how to allocate costs to the correct funding streams. Contact contact.noclor@nhs.net for advice.

Training for staff undertaking research

Noclor offer free training on a number of subjects, including:

  • Good Clinical Practice in Research (essential for all staff involved in NHS research)
  • Informed Consent in Clinical Research
  • Literature Searching
  • Critical Appraisal Skills in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Principal Investigator in Research

See dates and times of upcoming training sessions here

Assistance with study recruitment

Any NIHR portfolio adopted study involving our service users and facilities can get help from the C&I Research Team based at St Pancras Hospital. The team facilitate and promote participant recruitment by, for example, carrying out screening and consent interviews. Contact the Research Team Manager Nick Green at nicolas.green@candi.nhs.uk or go to https://www.candi.nhs.uk/health-professionals/research for further details.

 

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