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Researchers - Introduction

Our core offer to researchers working in primary care


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1| Doorway to primary care research support
  • First of all we'll advise you if your study is eligible for network support
  • If it is, we'll provide your route into primary care
  • We can provide you with a named contact for the duration of your study who will facilitate access to network resources

2|Expert advice in primary care recruitment
  • We can advise on your primary care recruitment strategy at any point during the study life-cycle
  • We can pilot your recruitment strategy within the primary care environment to check for 'do-ability'
  • Where necessary, we'll advise on alternative recruitment strategies
  • We'll use our local knowledge to help you plan your study delivery in primary care

3| NHS support costs advice and support
  • We can help you to identify and attribute these costs for your grant application
  • We can help arrange access to NHS support resources once your study is confirmed as eligible

4| Governance and NHS permissions advice
  • We'll help you find your way through NHS governance processes
  • We'll liaise with NHS R&D teams on your behalf to minimise delays with approvals

5| Site selection and set-up
  • We'll use our local knowledge to identify and engage the right primary care sites for your study
  • We'll promote your study to primary care sites
  • We can advise you on working with primary care sites
  • We can advise you on the materials which primary care sites will require to support your study

6| Recruitment
  • We'll support both you and your primary care sites to deliver recruitment to time and to target
  • We'll advise on database search strategies

7| Active performance monitoring
  • We'll help you and your primary care sites to performance manage the progress of studies
  • We'll help to identify and overcome recruitment barriers

8| Training
  • We'll support primary care sites to access study-specific training where required
  • We'll help the research community gain the necessary training which underpins research e.g. Good Clinical Practice training
 


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Please note that some local research networks may be able to offer extra support in addition to this core service however this will be dependent on capacity.

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