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Clinical Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Clinical Staff to Deliver Research that Improves Patient Outcomes

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“A document setting out a vision for the future of UK clinical research, published on 23 March, acknowledges that NHS staff are not always able to deliver research, and that participation in trials can be seen as the preserve of clinical academics and specialist research teams. “This has to change,” it says. “Whether helping to deliver a clinical trial, supporting patients to access the latest research opportunities, or adapting current practices in line with new findings—delivering research is everyone’s.”

BMJ 2021

“The 2022/23 CRN annual statistics show research participation levels have increased on pre-pandemic levels. Almost one million participants (952,789) took part in clinical research across England. This is an increase of over 220,000 on pre-pandemic levels”


“Making research an intrinsic part of clinical care means that patients and service users can expect to have access to the most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. We want the NHS to actively participate in generating evidence about effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment through research. By acknowledging the important role of the whole of the healthcare workforce in clinical research delivery, we can ensure everyone is empowered to get involved in research and further boost overall capacity for research in the NHS and wider health system. ”

The Future of Clinical Research Delivery: 2022 to 2025 implementation plan

This conference brings together distinguished experts in the field of clinical Research and offers a comprehensive and practical guide for clinical staff to conduct and publish research that can be translated into clinical practice. Attendees will gain valuable insights into different clinical research methodology, evidence-based practices, and strategies for knowledge translation. The conference delves into research design and methodology, data collection and analysis, ethical principles, compliance with international standards and regulations, clinical trial management, academic writing, and research dissemination. Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve clinical research within the NHS

  • Learn about the latest evidence-based research practices and national updates

  • Understand the fundamentals of research design, including research question selection

  • Gain insights from clinical research expert experiences and develop strategies for patient recruitment and retention

  • Implement best practices for data collection, and explore evidence-based approaches for data analysis

  • Learn to address ethical dilemmas in clinical research

  • Gain insights into the latest updates to international standards and regulations

  • Explore clinical trial management and monitoring

  • Learn skills and strategies for writing for publication

  • Gain insights into translational research methods

  • Apply interactive case studies to enhance practical understanding and application of different clinical research methodologies

  • This conference supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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