The Clinical Research Facility provides staff and facilities to enable university and Trust researchers to offer and run high-quality clinical trials for our patients and volunteers. It is a comfortable, safe and secure environment where we recruit and monitor patients/volunteers in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, departmental standard operating procedures and Trust policies. We are keen to facilitate the work of established investigators and encourage and support the use of the facilities by new investigators. We also support, educate and facilitate collaboration of the wider delivery research workforce across the Trust.
The CRF has a reception, waiting room, six examination/treatment rooms and a sample processing laboratory, as well as ample storage areas for study kit and space for study monitors.
We are an expanding team of research delivery staff made up of senior nurse managers, research nurses, clinical trials coordinator and assistants, laboratory technicians and a receptionist. We have a large open-plan office space and meeting room facility, shared with other research delivery teams, which enables us to share ideas and be a hub for research activity.
We cover a vast range of clinical specialties, with current main activity being within gastroenterology, diabetes, neurology and trauma and orthopaedics. We also support the delivery of research within dermatology, renal, urology, rare diseases, paediatrics, cardiovascular disease, endocrinology, hepatology, rheumatology and respiratory medicine.
If you are a commercial company looking for sites to conduct your trial, a prospective academic researcher considering undertaking a study, or a researcher requiring room facilities or research nursing/admin/laboratory support to conduct your trial, please contact relevant research governance and facilitation officers.
If you are an existing researcher or sponsor or a current clinical trial being conducted with the CRF please contact:
Aderonke Adebiyi (Head of Research Nursing)
Tel: 0208 725 3412
Sarah Rounding (Research Matron)
Tel: 0208 725 3320
Mark Mencias (Senior Clinical Research Nurse)
Tel: 0208 725 1992