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1 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Essex & Hertfordshire CLRN Demystified… Oksana Hoile Senior Manager

2 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Clinical research: National Challenges

3 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network "Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them" Albert Enstein

4 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) NHS Clinical Research Networks:  Cancer  Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases (DENDRON)  Diabetes (DRN)  Medicines for Children  Mental Health (MHRN)  Primary Care (PCRN)  Stroke (SRN)  Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (CLRN)

5 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network What is the NIHR (‘national’) Portfolio?  All networks implement aspects of the national R&D strategy  ALL support only the ‘portfolio’ studies  The national research portfolio is a national register of ‘eligible’ studies  In England ‘eligibility’ of studies defined by Department of Health  Emphasis on national competitive funding  Includes multi-centre and single centre studies  Includes commercial and non-commercial studies  Similar portfolios in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales  UK-wide working within portfolios

6 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network

7 What is CLRN?  Part of the family of networks under the umbrella of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)  Specific responsibility for ensuring high quality research of relevance and importance to the NHS and its users can proceed in the NHS  17 NHS trusts (hospitals, primary care, mental health) in Essex & Hertfordshire are member of the CLRN

8 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Which studies are supported by CLRN?  All health studies that have been through rigorous reviews and adopted onto the NIHR Portfolio of Research (‘portfolio research’)  £6.4 million annual budget  from April 2009 CLRN becomes the main route for accessing NHS R&D Support Funding

9 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network What is funded by CLRN?  NHS staff time to participate in the portfolio research, e.g. investigators, trial officers, research nurses  Local NHS support services, e.g. pharmacies, X-ray departments, laboratories – all staff and services contributing to research  Also, we undertake regulatory checks of all research protocols; and train staff so they conduct research safely and effectively

10 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Local Specialty Groups (LSG)  26 Specialty Groups nationally (most do not have a single research funder)  A new concept:  focus on practical aspects of conducting studies (local NHS, staff, patients and carers)  In Essex & Herts, 12 LSGs were set up in 2008/9  4 more to be set up in 2009/10: Gastroenterology, Metabolic & Endocrine Diseases, Dermatology, Public Health  Interactions could be mutually beneficial to both, NHS and academic sectors

11 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Children & Adolescent Mental Health Dr Jan Anderson Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Partnership Foundation Trust Jan.anderson@nepft.nhs.uk Age and Ageing Professor Clare Goodman c.goodman@herts.acuk Critical Care Dr David Higgins Consultant Anaesthetist/Director of Critical Care, NHS Foundation Trust Medical Lead, Critical Care Network David.higgins@southend.nhs.uk Cardiovascular (Hertfordshire) Dr Diane Gorog East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust dgorog@aol.com Cardiovascular () Dr Paul Kelly Cardiothoracic Centre paul.kelly@btuh.nhs.uk Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Dr Sally Elizabeth Millership Clinical Lead for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Sally.millership@essexhpa.nhs.uk Musculoskeletal Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta NHS Foundation Trust Bhaskar.Dasgupta@southend.nhs.uk Palliative Care Dr Giovombattista (John) Zeppetella Medical Director, St Clare Hospice Hon Cons, Consultant, MacMillan Team jzeppetella@stclare-hospice.co.uk Renal Professor Ken Farrington East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust ken.farrington@nhs.net Stroke Dr Paul Guyler Consultant in Stroke Medicine/General Medicine/Elderly Medicine, NHS Foundation Trust Paul.guyler@southend.nhs.uk Respiratory Mr Ram Gulrajani Respiratory Nurse Consultant, Primary Care Trust Ram.gulrajani@westessexpct.nhs.uk Sexually Transmitted Diseases (GUM/HIV) Dr Sasikala Rajamanoharan Consultant Physician, GUM/HIV, Sasikala.rajamanoharan@whht.nhs.uk Urology Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah Consultant Urological Surgeon, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust Ranjan.thilagarajah@meht.nhs.uk

12 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Coordinated System for NHS Permission (CSP)  A standardised process for undertaking research governance checks  Research Governance checks divided into global (completed once only) and local (completed for each site)  CLRN provide assurance to Trusts that these checks have been done according to ‘best practice’  Up to Trusts to give the final permission for research to go ahead

13 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network What are we trying to achieve? Patients have opportunity to take part in good quality studies Researchers have a single point of entry for a portfolio study governance approval All Trusts receive CLRN service and expert advice Single set of procedures for research governance within the CLRN Those contributing to the portfolio studies are adequately resourced Studies are quickly and effectively approved, well governed and achieve recruitment targets…

14 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Building CLRN Clinical Research Facilities CLRN Cluster Teams CLRN Clinical Research Leadership Scheme

15 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network What does a Cluster Team do?  Directly communicate with trusts, investigators and their teams, support services  Deals with local R&D issues  Coordinate System for NHS Permission (CSP)  ‘Hands on’ study set up, support and performance management – BEST FRIEND!  Implement Good HR Practice (Research Passport)  Encourage NIHR Faculty Membership uptake  Regulatory and Governance Advice Service to trusts  Ensure study recruitment data is collected and collated  Ensure resources are allocated where they are needed most  Provide support to Leads of Local Specialty Groups

16 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Which Trusts are in which Cluster? Cluster 1Cluster 2Cluster 3 North East Essex PCTSouthend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Mid Essex PCTBasildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust South Essex Partnership Foundation Trust West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Mid Essex Hospitals NHS TrustSouth East Essex PCTEast and North Hertfordshire PCT North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust South West Essex PCTWest Hertfordshire PCT West Essex PCT Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust

17 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Electronic communication across CLRN The Challenge - working across many Trusts and research teams The Solutions - secure electronic web environment:  use existing NHS email functionality  CSP – web-based portal  SharePoint – web based portal system for storage of information  External Websites (CLRN & NIHR)

18 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network 2009/10 Priorities

19 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2009/10: ‘the national ambition is to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well-designed research studies within 5 years’

20 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network

21 Research Study Feasibility  Getting away from allocating ‘X number per research site’ to realistic numbers possible to recruit  Ensure ‘feasibility’ has a built-in validation process  How to asses if the site has a genuine interest in a study?  Who is best placed to undertake a feasibility?  How best to describe results of feasibility?  Assessment of each research site capabilities  Understanding local populations, burden of diseases, patient/clinical flows, staff competencies, patient screening opportunities

22 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Support for staff involved in research  Development of career structure for local research active staff  Flexible working for research staff through different employment opportunities  Mentorship and support for professional development schemes  Clinical Research Leadership Programme

23 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network  CLRNs pave the way to potentially the best ‘whole system’ for supporting clinical research in the world - a great opportunity to make this work!  A large volume of challenges & opportunities!  Broad support locally but a very anxious research and R&D community  Antagonism, bureaucracy and unrealistic expectations will remain big challenges for a while yet  All help and advice will be gratefully received! To conclude

24 Essex and Hertfordshire Comprehensive Local Research Network Contact Details: Essex & Hertfordshire CLRN CS-09a, Primary Care Centre, Turner Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR E-mail: clrn@neessexpct.nhs.ukclrn@neessexpct.nhs.uk Oksana.Hoile@neessexpct.nhs.uk Tel : 01206 286773 Adam YoungClinical Director, WHHT Caroline GunnellCo-Director, WEPCT Oksana HoileSenior Manager Phil SmithLead RMG Manager Lorna GrayInformation Manager Steve DaviesMental Health Lead (Exec Team), NEPFT Andy RitchieSecondary/Tertiary Care Representative (Exec Team), BTUFHT Thank YOU for listening!


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