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Thursday 30th November 2017

New process for obtaining CSU Research Lead Approval

There is now a new process for the assessment of capacity and capability of research studies conducted at LTHT.  This process is a trust wide process and will replace all existing mechanisms to obtain CSU approval. 

You must now complete the LTHT Research Study Capacity and Capability Assessment Form which is available on the R&I web pages at http://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/assets/Uploads/Capability-Application-Form-v1.0-01.09.2017.docx and submit to your CSU for review and approval. 

A completed and signed copy of this form must be submitted to LTHT R&I as evidence of CSU confirmation that there is capacity and capability within the CSU to deliver the study. Supplementary CSU specific feasibility paperwork may still be used locally to aid decision making but only this form will be accepted by LTHT R&I.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Three more HRA eLearning modules go live

The modules, which are aimed at anyone involved in designing, undertaking or reviewing such research – including R&D staff, sponsors and research ethics committee members – focus on:

  • research involving human tissue
  • research involving exposure to ionising radiation
  • confidentiality and information governance considerations in research.

The modules form half of a suite of six we have developed this year, the other three – medical devicesresearch involving participants lacking mental capacity, and use of the HRA Schedule of Events – have already been released.

 

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Patient Research Ambassadors

The Trust currently has eleven volunteer Patient Research Ambassadors (PRA), whose role it is to help promote the opportunities to take part in research within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and they currently:

- Are part of the public facing team for the research within the Trust

- Collaborate with staff to improve research opportunities and communications

- Liaise with other PRAs across the Yorkshire and Humber region to share learning and experiences.

One of our PRA's John White has recently made a video about his experience in the role which can be viewed at:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/a-patient-research-ambassador-shares-his-experience-of-the-role-in-a-new-video/7224?diaryentryid=27176