Tue 5 Dec 2023 09:30-15:30
Online Workshop

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off!

Take one day out to 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 workshop with the ability to progress your clinical research leadership and management.

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Clinical Research Leadership and Management, Dec 2023
Online 4.5 hours From £249+VAT

4.5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

By offering practical advice to your NHS clinical research team, this event will tackle the key elements that ensure delivery of optimal research. Take one day out to receive expert advice and focus on:

  • 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

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online workshop remotely

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

  • 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

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 40+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Karl Ward, Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Lead for the LTHT Research Academy, NIHR GCP Facilitator and Fellow, Higher Education Academy
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
Screen break
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
Lunch break
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?
Screen break
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
Leader’s closing remarks and close of workshop
  • When you leave the conference, please do complete the evaluation form you have been sent. We really do want to know what you think! Also £1 will be contributed to the charity Help for Heroes for every form that is completed.

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)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Lead for the LTHT Research Academy, NIHR GCP Facilitator and Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Karl is a Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). He works centrally within the Research and Innovation directorate to support clinical research delivery throughout the trust. He has extensive clinical, educational, research and leadership experience. Karl is currently responsible for education and training for all staff involved in Clinical 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 and regionally 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 worked nationally for the NIHR Coordinating Centre and was an expert committee member of a local Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee. He currently serves on the national Clinical Research Nursing sub-committee for the Royal College of Nursing Research Society and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Pricing Structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for groups of 20 or more NHS or public sector places

If you would like to make a group booking across the online courses, you can. You or your colleagues can claim the £299+VAT and £249+VAT NHS discounts, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up and coming events.

This course is available for in-house training 

If you have a group of 40 or more members of staff who require this training, then why not commission your own on-site course? Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

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.

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

Don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training, look at the feedback from when we ran this online workshop in 2022:

  • Heads and Directors of Research
  • RM&G and Research and Development Managers
  • Trail Co-ordinators, Facilitators and Managers
  • Lead and Senior Research Nurses

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from our previous Clinical Research Leadership and Management workshops which took place in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Don’t take our word for how much past attendees have enjoyed the training, check out the feedback:

'Very engaging and relevant content. The timetable worked very well with bite-sized sessions interspersed with breaks'

The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, July 2023

'Very interactive and great to hear from different perspectives of many different professionals'

Imperial NHS Trust, July 2023

'Karl was very engaging, it made the training far more enjoyable'

St George's Joint Research and Enterprise Services, July 2023

'Informative, interactive, engaging speaker'

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, July 2023

'Karl is knowledgeable, engaging and very practical in his ways of working and solutions to problems'

The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, July 2023

‘It was extremely well organized and presented’.

University Hospitals Morecambe Bay, June 2022

‘Karl is an excellent presenter. He gave great examples from his own experience. A really enjoyable and informative day. Thank you’.

University Hospitals Morecambe Bay, June 2022

‘Just a huge thank you for a really useful day. It was great to spend time with people who understand the role of research delivery’.

Oxford Health NHS FT, June 2022

'The Speaker has a versatile knowledge on research, kept the course very interesting throughout the day. Very useful, enjoyed the topic on 'Clinical research strategy'-highlights why it is essential, such an eye opener. Helps identify strengths and areas for improvement'

The Imperial college Healthcare NHS Trust, February 2022

‘Delivered very well. I learnt a lot of stuff that i will be implementing in my work area. Thanks’

ESNEFT, February 2022

‘Great workshop well organized very informative and well presented’

National University of Ireland Galway, February 2022

'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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