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1 Promoting Research at Camden & Islington NHS FT is Everyone’s Responsibility E-learning package prepared by Dr Simon Adelman Consultant Psychiatrist C&I Foundation Trust North Thames DeNDRoN LRN Director 2012

2 1.Research and innovation are our core business 2.What C&I OFFERS you – Support and mentorship – MSc in Psychiatric Research – Good Clinical Practice training – Research opportunities – Putting your research & innovation into practice 3.What C&I EXPECTS from you 4.MACTU 5.NIHR Clinical Research Network structure 6.NoCLoR & Research Governance 7.Ethics & R&D approval 8.North Thames DeNDRoN 9.Contact details 10.Summary, don’t forget to ….. Overview

3 Research and Innovation are our core business We help to improve treatments for patients We help medical professionals to offer patients research as part of treatment options We help the NHS to focus resources on “what works” We help NHS Trusts to deliver the quality and innovation agenda IT’S CORE BUSINESS – NHS constitution commits to promotion and conduct of research

4 What C&I OFFERS you ……. Support and mentorship “Giving patients the choice to take part in research is everyone’s responsibility” C&I Medical Director Visit for practical tools, links and info on researchwww.ntdendrontoolkit.weebly.com Visit for more information on research at C&Iwww.candi.nhs.uk/research Download the ‘Information for Staff’ flyer and ‘Clinicians FAQs’ Mentorship opportunities are available in Camden and Islington NHS FT and UCL. o For mentorship opportunities around dementia research, contact Dr Simon Adelman at or Prof Gill Livingston at o For mentorship opportunities in relation to other mental health studies, contact Dr David Osborn at or Dr Helen Killaspy at

5 What C&I OFFERS you …… MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Psychiatric Research (UCL) Equips students with the research skills needed to begin doctoral level research Now more flexible than ever before, with opportunities to complete: MSc – part time in 2 to 5 years Diploma - two thirds of course modules Certificate - a third of the course modules Teaching is on Monday afternoons only. Thus it is very much designed for busy trainees to be able to fit it into their timetables and careers. psychiatricresearch

6 What C&I OFFERS you …… Good Clinical Practice qualification A key training requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the standard and guidelines to which all research is conducted. Other guidelines and laws build on these standards. For details of the FREE online Good Clinical Practice training available please visit the Alternatively, for information of how to register and book onto a course please contact the North Thames DeNDRoN team on

7 What C&I OFFERS you …….research opportunities There are plenty of opportunities to take part in research studies in UCL and Camden & Islington, for example ….. Department of Mental Health Sciences, UCL – General adult psychiatry (Dr David Osborn) – Old Age Psychiatry (Prof Gill Livingston, Dr Martin Blanchard, Dr Claudia Cooper) – Intellectual disability (Dr Andre Strydom) – Rehabilitation (Dr Helen Killapsy) – Sexual disorders (Prof Michael King) For more information visit Clinical Drug Trials, C&I Dr Simon Adelman For more

8 What C&I OFFERS you …….. Putting your research and innovation into practice During 2011 we had over 70 active research studies going on in various departments. We recruited over 1000 new patients to take part in research. As a result of our staff’s commitment to engage patients in research we were able to produce our results in over 100 publications which are being put into practice both in the UK and internationally. More information on how research is being put into practice, plus an up to date list of publications, can be found on Camden and Islington NHS FT’s website.

9 What C&I EXPECTS from you “Giving patients the choice to take part in research is everyone’s responsibility” C&I Medical Director 1. Ask your patients if they are interested in finding out about research opportunities - provide info, record in patients’ notes 2. Encourage your staff to ask patients if they are interested in research opportunities – provide info, record in patient’s notes 3. Signpost patients with queries about specific research conditions to their lead consultant 4. Complete GCP training, book on 5. To take part in research recruitment projects, for example DeNDRoN’s Recruitment and Feasibility Tool project (RAFT)

10 How research organisations work together NoCLoR RM&G UCL (P) Academic Research Medical school MACTU Commercial RCTs NIHR North Thames DeNDRoN MHRN, PCRN FUNDING BODIES Alzheimer UK Cancer Research UK Department of Health Diabetes UK Health Foundation Kings Fund Medical Research Council The Association of Medical Research Charities Wellcome Trust NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme C&I

11 NIHR Clinical Research Network Structure National Institute for Health Research The Clinical Research Network: We provide the practical support researchers need to run clinical studies in the NHS, so that more studies can happen, and more patients can take part. There are 7 networks + comprehensive. Commissions and funds NHS and social care research Trains and develops researchers Supports facilities for research (eg Biomedical Research Units) Clincal Research Network HQ CLRN Cancer Diabetes Dementia & neuro Mental Health Medicines for Children Primary Care Stroke

12 How Local Research Networks help you The development, set up and delivery of randomised controlled trials of interventions (including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care) and other well designed studies. LRNs can help you : Develop new research through Clinical Studies Groups, Task Forces and Writing Groups Develop deliverable studies by providing local input into delivery plans to Chief Investigators Set up studies, including local research governance approvals Identify of suitable NHS sites and recruitment of participants to studies Engage with commercial and non-commercial research funders Active involvement of patients and carers in all parts of the research process (PPI)

13 North Central London Research Network NoCLoR is a partnership between C&I FT, NHS Camden, NHS Islington, and ~ 15 other Trusts/PCTs Provides Research Management and Governance (RM&G) services across North London Research & Development Department 3rd Floor, West Wing, St Pancras Hospital 4 St. Pancras Way London, NW1 0PE tel:

14 Research Governance Research governance improves research quality and safeguards the public by: - Enhancing ethical and scientific quality -Promoting good practice -Reducing adverse incidents - Preventing poor performance and misconduct

15 National Research Ethics Service (NRES) All research in the NHS must gain a favourable opinion from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (excludes audit or service evaluation) The process of applying to RECs was standardised in March 2004 Since April 2009, application is online through ‘integrated research application service’ IRAS (includes R&D permissions)

16 Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) Our portfolio includes studies in dementias, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Motor Neurone disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases DeNDRoN is made up of seven Local Research Networks, which cover different regions of England. The Network employs more than 200 dedicated trained research support staff operating in over 150 Trusts. We provide researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in the NHS, so that more research takes place across England and more patients can take part.

17 Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) DeNDRoN is part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network which supports research to make patients, service users, and the NHS, better. We promote and expand research into Dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Motor Neurone Disease. Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Local Research Networks: 1. East Anglia 2. North East 3. North West 4. North Thames 5. South Coast 6. South West 7. Thames Valley

18 Our Portfolio… Contains a suite of studies covering Alzheimer and non-Alzheimer dementias (47% of total portfolio), Parkinson’s (22%), Huntington’s (10%), motor neurone disease (13%), and other neurodegenerative disorders (10%). We support a wide range of trial designs that are funded by commercial and non-commercial partners.

19 NIHR Clinical Research Network Contacts North Thames DeNDRoN 3rd Floor Collingwood Business Centre Mercers Road London N19 4PJ Manager: Tania Page Tel: MHRN North London Hub 20 Eastbourne Terrace London W2 6LE Manager: Sandra O'Sullivan - Tel: Greater London Primary Care Local Research Network Network Manager: Jo Burns

20 Summary “Giving patients the choice to take part in research is everyone’s responsibility” C&I Medical Director And don’t forget to ……… 1. Ask your patients if they are interested in finding out about research opportunities - record in patients’ notes 2. Encourage your staff to ask patients if they are interested in research opportunities - record in patient’s notes 1. Signpost patients about specific research conditions to their lead consultant 2. Complete GCP training, book on 3. Take part in research recruitment projects, for example DeNDRoN’s Recruitment and Feasibility Tool project (RAFT)

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