Clinical staff support

The CRF provides a team of qualified clinicians, research nurses and clinical research assistant practitioners who provide support for studies if required. Each study is assigned a named contact within the nursing team who will ensure that studies are set up and performed to GCP standards.

  • Medical Support

    02_ictem_clinres_06-hands-and-tubesThe CRF provides medical support during core working hours (9-5). Principal Investigators are required to identify medical cover outside these hours

    The CRF Director and Head of Clinical Studies provide the following medical support:

    • Senior medical advice and support for all clinical studies in healthy volunteers and patients
    • Agrees the level of medical cover required for all studies with the PI, ensuring  that they are carried out safely and in compliance with protocols
    • Reviews, approves and sign-off clinical incidents within the CRF through DATIX, the Imperial patient safety and risk management system
    • Daily ward rounds to assess participants medical requirements

    The CRF supports two ST2 Trust doctors who provide the following support:

    • Medical assessment and clinical cover
    • Assist in dosing of study medication,
    • Perform clinical procedures as appropriate to the assigned study,
    • Assess adverse events and manage medical emergencies
    • GCP and ALS trained
  • Nursing Support

    The CRF has an establishment of fifteen research nurses who provide clinical care and research activities for all CRF studies. The research nurses work closely with researchers to ensure that the studies are conducted safely and to the highest standards. All of the nurses are clinically experienced and GCP trained.

    Our nurses are able to provide the following specialist activities:

    • 24 hour ambulatory ECG
    • Chemotherapy administration
    • Stem Cell administration
    • Euglycaemic clamp studies
    • Invasive haemodynamic monitoring
    • Pulse oximetry
    • Phlebotomy
    • Pharmacokinetic sampling