Thu 24 Feb 2022 09:30-15:30
Online Workshop

Take one day out to engage with your fellow clinical trial managers and build a plan to advance your delivery of an effective research trial. Through the sharing of both practical and strategic tools, you will leave this interactive workshop with the ability to progress your clinical research leadership and management.

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You may also be interested in Introduction to IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials taking place on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 or Advanced Practical Application of IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials taking place on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

Clinical Research Leadership and Management
Online 4.5 hours From £299+VAT

Lead your team to deliver optimal clinical trials: what will you take away?

By offering practical advice to your NHS clinical research team, this event will tackle the key elements that ensure delivery of optimal research. Book your place to:

  • Refine your leadership and management skills
  • Enhance your team dynamics through strong leadership
  • Understand expressions of interests
  • Achieve high levels of feasibility
  • Develop your research mapping skills
  • Improve oversight with your team
  • Achieve integrity in your data
  • Get the most out of monitoring your trial

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

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes
9:30
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
10:00
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Karl Ward, Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education), NIHR GCP Facilitator, Expert Ethics Committee Member, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust / National Institute for Health Research
The changing clinical research landscape
Management and leadership in clinical research
  • What are the drivers and tensions in clinical research?
  • What type of manager/leader do you prefer? Leadership in healthcare
  • Choosing a leadership style: self-assessment and common styles
  • How do you lead your team? Team dynamics
  • What makes a good team? How do good teams operate?
  • Teaming strategy and team building: practical tips
Setting strategy in clinical research
Clinical research strategy: identifying your direction and priorities
  • National vs local research strategy
  • Local divisional research strategy: How did we develop this?
Expression of interest, feasibility and projection
Feasibility: why is this important?
  • Things to ask yourself when undertaking feasibility
  • Horizon scanning / forecasting: what is out there?
  • Workforce projection: taking a realistic approach
  • What do sponsors look for in a Research Site?
  • Identifying the barriers to research in the UK
  • Building a balanced portfolio: How to achieve this
Interactive discussion: How is research chosen to be conducted in your area?
  • The challenges in clinical research feasibility planning
  • How will you manage your feasibility planning going forward
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback with the course leader
Feedback from interactive discussion: How is research chosen to be conducted in your area?
Establishing, maintaining and facilitating oversight
Facilitating oversight: investigating the ‘what’ and ‘why’?
  • Is facilitating oversight complicated?
  • Direct/indirect, formal/informal oversight
  • How to achieve facilitation of oversight?
  • Importance of good communication: both written and verbal
  • Direct annotation and note to file
  • Meetings, corridor conversations and email correspondence
  • Role of the team in facilitation of oversight
Quality assurance in clinical research
Interactive discussion: where do you think problems can arise?
  • What measures can be taken to reduce error in trials?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback with the course leader
Feedback from interactive discussion: where do you think problems can arise?
Data quality in clinical research
  • Why do we have quality control and quality assurance?
  • Mistakes or misconduct: the effects
  • Data quality and data integrity: source data
  • Data collection and recording: data queries and resolution
  • Study monitoring: central, onsite, targeted and internal monitoring
  • Examples of documentation: transcription errors
3:30
Chair’s closing remarks and close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

Karl has been described as a “brilliant presenter, very engaging and informative”, “very engaging” and “down to earth”. Karl will share his top tips and first-hand experiences to ensure you are at the top of your game for leading and managing your clinical trials.


Job Title:
Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education), NIHR GCP Facilitator, Expert Ethics Committee Member
Organisation
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust / National Institute for Health Research
Biography

Karl is a Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). He works within R & I to support clinical research delivery throughout LTHT. He has extensive clinical, educational, research and leadership experience. 

Karl is currently responsible for education and training for all staff involved in Research delivery and is the lead for the LTHT Research Academy. He acts as a source of expert advice in regulatory, governance and feasibility issues within the units he supports and the wider trust. Within the trust he has successfully developed, delivered and evaluated the package of training that is offered via the LTHT Research Academy. He is also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) accredited Good Clinical Practice (GCP) facilitator and delivers educational sessions on GCP, research governance, informed consent and investigator oversight to all grades of research delivery staff at a local and regional level. 

Until recently he was an expert committee member of a local Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee and has served on national committees and steering groups for the Royal College of Nursing Research Society and is a current member of the Association of UK Lead Research Nurses (AUKLRN).

Pricing Structure

  • £349 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £299 + 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 £299 + 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.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

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 and 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 conference 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 conference.

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 conference 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 conference 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 conference room for the start of the conference, 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.

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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

Developed to advance your trust's clinical research strategies, this online workshop will be attended by Network and Academic Clinical Research Teams including:

  • Heads and Directors of Research
  • RM&G and Research and Development Managers
  • Trail Co-Ordinators, Facilitators and Managers

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from our previous Clinical Research Leadership and Management workshop which took place in October 2021. Don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoyed the training, check out the feedback:

'Brilliant experience, friendly setting where ideas are encouraged and welcomed'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'I have really enjoyed my time spent in this forum. It has given me some food for thought and validated some others'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'I think the course was brilliant, it was really well set up and moderated'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'I wasn't sure what to expect but I have really enjoyed the content, the sharing and the potential to use this to develop my own knowledge and to help in developing the team I will be managing'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'Really good, informative course with really good interactive sessions. Best leadership course I have attended yet'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'Very good content and a lot to think about and develop within my team'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'I am very happy to have been nominated for this event and have taken several ideas to develop once I start my new job and things to read and follow up ahead of that. Great day!'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

'The networking and collaborative dynamic has been great and really enjoyable. I've learnt a lot from others and Karl. Karl's experiences have been interesting to hear as they put the content into perspective and make them more relatable'

Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

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