Fri 12 Nov 2021 09:10-15:00
Online Workshop

Specially created for clinical research staff at all levels, this interactive day, has previously been described as “an excellent, well-structured overview”, and will share practical guidance for costing commercial and NHS trials – drawing you into the detail of the research process so that you can identify costing problems and anomalies.

Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research brochure: save, print or share with your colleagues.

You may also be interested in Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research taking place online on Thursday 18th November 2021 or Clinical Research Leadership and Management taking place on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Through case study examples, you will solidify your understanding, control your finances and learn how to work effectively with research by focusing on:

  • Salient points of the online NIHR industry costing template
  • Scenarios on the reality of costing commercial trials
  • Practical guidance for costing commercial trials
  • Controlling finances for your commercial research portfolio: managing income and expenditure

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

By sharing systems and procedures, strategies and logic, this NHS course will help you to identify what is not reasonable, spot errors and correct formula, plus you can:

  • Meet each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listen and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main workshop with your leader
  • Take part in facilitated interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Feedback and engage – using the chat box to share content in the main workshop
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Salient Points of the Online NIHR Industry Costing Template
  • An overview of the costing template
  • Understanding how different values for different costs are derived
  • Using the template to reflect the individual costs of your site
Scenarios on the reality of costing commercial trials
  • Identifying costs that are not covered and building a foundation to start budget negotiations
  • Realities of costing commercial trials: sharing practical case studies and costing analysis
  • Sharing successful and unsuccessful examples: key elements that can make a difference
  • Common pitfalls: serious pitfalls getting your budgeting and timings right
Interactive session on practical guidance for costing commercial trials
  • Solidifying your understanding of your cost base before entering cost negotiations
  • Knowing the template & early identification of where your site costing issues & limits are
  • Establishing confidence in costing: working together to establish true costing
Costing commercial trials: review and Q&A
  • Examining your learning: comparison and expert insight
  • Creating your action plan to take away
Controlling finances for your commercial research portfolio: managing income and expenditure
  • Sharing systems and procedures to manage R&D’s departmental income and expenditure
  • Strategies for income distribution: practicalities of disseminating income out to various departments
Closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

David has been described as “calm and knowledgeable”, sharing “clear and concise information” and “relevant content”. By working through examples of actual studies of difficult costing, David Powell will share cost templates and protocols, identifying potential problems and showing you what to look for.

Job Title:
Research Contracts Adviser
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

David began his career in clinical laboratories where he developed an interest in blood coagulation and thrombotic disorders. While working for a private laboratory in London he gained an MSc in Haematology and Molecular Biology and specialised in flow cytometry. He then moved to South Carolina where he worked on therapeutic human monoclonal antibody development. 

Back in the UK David worked as Commercial Research Manager in Cardiff where he was responsible for commercial trial setup, contracting and costing before moving to a similar position in Southampton. He has extensive knowledge of clinical research contracts gained through his involvement in the development of the model commercial and non-commercial clinical research agreements and extensive experience of contract negotiation in his present position of Research Contracts Manager for Health and Care Research Wales.

Pricing structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £249 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto:

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day, please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: Title, date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online workshop taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the workshop.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the workshop by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main workshop room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the main room for the start of the workshop, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

If you don’t have an NHS background then this day will fill the gap in your knowledge, in terms of what research is involved. Aimed at clinical research staff at all levels, this is a participative seminar is ideal for:

  • Clinical Researchers: focusing on the overall budgets and finances
  • Finance Officers and Accountants: dedicated to keeping track of costs, income and invoicing
  • Trial Co-ordinators: responsible for gathering costs and inputting figures for clinical trials

Past attendee feedback

Over the years David Powell has led many interactive workshops on Costing and Contracts for Clinical Research. But don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy this training:

"David is well suited to running this course. He presents in a relaxing way without it being boring. He is very knowledgeable & lets discussion flow freely where appropriate"

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Structuring and Reviewing Clinical Research Contracts, 2018

"A well run workshop which has clearly been carefully cultivated to provide a good mixture of knowledge and first hand experiences within contracting. Excellent content particularly within contracting outside of the model agreements"

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research, 2020

Very detailed and some valid information"

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research, 2020

"Exceeded my expectations"

Imperial College Trust, Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research, 2019

"It was great to learn about the depths of contracts"

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research 2020

"Comprehensive materials provided and expert knowledge simply summarised"

Royal Marsden, Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research, 2018

"David provided an excellent overview of costing commercial research"

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Costing NHS Commercial Clinical Research, 2020

"I have found it really informative especially in respect to understanding some of the legal terms and what they are holding the parties to account to. I have also found it really useful to see the variations that can be put in place"

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research, 2020

"Very good learning day, full of information and useful details"

Milton Keynes University Hospital, Clinical Research Contracts in Practice, 2019

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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