Results – Study Leave Access to study leave 88% Access per year 1-5 days61% 6-10 days24% days6% 1month4% > 1month5% Access to funding 77% Source of funding Employer78%
Unmet needs…….. Time To attend study days New to research Learning as you go Need structured development plans Recognising and developing clinical skills More post graduate opportunities Study co-ordination courses More e-learning facilities
How would you like to receive the training? Face to face Workshops Conferences On-line training
What topics……….. Ethics / Regulatory Recruitment Competencies Informed consent Study co-ordination / management Communication skills
Competency framework for clinical research nurses Used within practice Yes45% Have the competencies assisted in your professional development/appraisal process? Quite a lot/a lot28% Not at all/ a little55%
Research Nurses and CTIMPs
Conclusion Limited data Low numbers Good access to training and funding Majority band 6 and 7s Need for professional development Lack of formalised pathways for new research nurses Competencies not widely used.
Way forward Ideas for future training Dissemination on competencies and how they can be used to link with development of role Clarify roles and training re CTIMPs Training to be consistent and in partnership