Getting involved in Research at Yeovil Hospital

Yeovil Hospital is a research active trust. There are several ways you can get involved in research:

  • Take part in national studies on the NIHR portfolio
  • As a Principal Investigator in Commercial and Non-Commercial research studies
  • Applying for funding/grants to develop your own research

Health Research Authority (HRA)

You need to ensure that you have the relevant NHS ethical and Health Research Authority (HRA) approval and that the resources, including funding, are in place to carry out the research.

HRA approval is now the route for all project based research to commence in the NHS in England. You can find out more info from the HRA here.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

If you are on a study delegation log it is Trust policy that you are in possession of a current (less than 2 years old) GCP training attendance certificate. The information below provides more information.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is GCP training conducted.

Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable.

If you are on a study delegation log it is Trust policy that you are in possession of a current (less than 2 years old) GCP training attendance certificate.

Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must be competent to perform their tasks, qualified by education, training and experience.

This is a requirement of the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005, the policy covering all research in the NHS in England, and in law (SI 2004/1031, Schedule 1, Part 2, 8) for those people working on clinical trials.

NIHR CRN GCP courses are available free of charge to the NHS, UK universities, and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research.

I know what course I am looking for:  If you know which course you would like to access, go straight to http://learn.nihr.ac.uk/

If you haven’t used CRN Learn before, we suggest you read https://sites.google.com/a/nihr.ac.uk/crn-learn-help/

Please contact tressy.pitt-kerby@ydh.nhs.uk  or jess.perry@ydh.nhs.uk  for further details.  A copy of your certificate will be held with our records and reminders of updates will be emailed to you at the appropriate time.

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Contact:

For further information contact either:

Joanna Allison – Clinical Research Unit Manager
Telephone: 01935 384615

Nicky Marks – Research Facilitator
Telephone: 01935 384559