Health Research Authority guidance for NHS sites on forthcoming GDPR regulations
Operational guidance is primarily aimed at chief investigators and sponsors, but it is important for those delivering and supporting studies at sites to be aware of the guidance too and guidance for information to be provided to participants.
Introducing the new LEMeR (Leeds Emergency Medicine Research) website
The website is the 'go to' space to find out about the award nominated 'Big Front Door' initiative and what research trials and research related events are being undertaken from the Emergency Department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
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 devices, research 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:
Tuesday 6th February 2018
Dermatology research success
Dermatology research Congratulations to the Dermatology research team at Chapel Allerton who successfully recruited the 10,000th biologic registration to the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR). This is a UK and Eire observational study seeking to assess the long-term safety of biologic treatments for psoriasis. There are currently over 150 hospital sites across the UK and Eire taking part...
Monday 16th October 2017
LTHT teams nominated for Nursing Times awards
Our team of research nurses and the ward team from J21 are both in the running for a Nursing Times Award next month. Research team The research nursing team, including Senior...
Friday 6th October 2017
Second Highest Recruiting Centre for REDUCE FMR Study
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals cardiovascular research team are the second highest recruiters for a study that could improve the quality of life for patients with heart failure. More than 20 million...
Monday 11th September 2017
Research and Innovation Centre officially opens
Trust Chair Linda Pollard officially opened the new Research and Innovation Centre at St James’s Hospital on Friday. Its location near the main entrance to the St James's site puts...
Monday 7th August 2017
Leeds Emergency Medicine Research launches
Clinical trials are incredibly important for establishing new knowledge that could lead to improving the effectiveness of how patients are treated and cared for. We have many research teams across the...
Monday 31st July 2017
Genetics team recruits first patient to new trial
We are proud to say our genetics team has just recruited its first patient to a trial which could bring new hope to patients with the terminal condition Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s...
Monday 24th July 2017
Cardiac electrophysiology research team donation
One our most industrious research teams has been able to use funds generated from participation in a variety of clinical studies to supply state of the art computer equipment to...
Monday 22nd May 2017
International Clinical Trials Day
It was International Clinical Trials Day on Friday and our fantastic research teams were out and about across the Trust showcasing their work. clinical trials We are one of the...
Friday 19th May 2017
New funding for research into multiple sclerosis
Well done to one of our Consultant Neurologists, Dr Helen Ford and her team, who have received almost £6m to carry out research into a new treatment for multiple sclerosis. The...