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Clinical Research Practitioner

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Are you looking to gain further experience in clinical and health research? We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Practitioner at HWHCT. You will work with clinical teams across the Trust to assist in the set up and delivery of National Institute of Health and Care Research studies (NIHR) research studies, as well as actively promoting research across the organisation.

It is an interesting and varied post working 22.5 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2025. Our small research team works flexibly, following a hybrid model, working from home, the office, and across multiple sites, study-dependant.

We deliver studies with recruitment targets, and you will be expected to work to deadlines whilst constantly assessing and prioritising work, as projects run concurrently. You will need to use their own initiative and have excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with all audiences and at all levels.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting delivery of NIHR portfolio research across both counties in line with agreed objectives and research protocols. You will complete a range of research activities, including screening clinicians caseloads, obtaining informed consent from participants, collecting participant data, packaging, and dispatching clinical samples as per protocol, completing case report forms, entering electronic data onto EDGE (Clinical Research Management System), and maintaining site files. You will identify barriers to recruitment, ensuring relevant personnel are aware, and provide input into the development and implementation of action plans to address issues. You will also support the team in reviewing new studies, completing, and submitting Expressions of Interest, and undertaking tasks to support the Capability and Capacity assessment process.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for meeting performance metrics relating to feasibility, set-up, recruitment, and closure dates, as well as keeping accurate and up-to-date records.

You will have contact with patients/service users and are expected to safeguard their autonomy and integrity by giving sufficient information to assist in the informed consent procedure, maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for them and their families/carers. This includes monitoring treatment/side effects in accordance with the study protocol. You will record and report any adverse events that occur during the trial in a timely manner to the relevant personnel.

You will be expected to work according to Trust policies and guidelines, study-specific protocols, and international standards for delivering clinical trials including the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and according to Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Degree in psychology or a relevant healthcare subject
  • OR
  • Health Professional qualification AND relevant postgraduate qualification


  • ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Phlebotomy training



  • At least one years experience of working in a research setting or NHS setting (this can be voluntary or paid employment)
  • Formal research training (this may be as part of a degree course)
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive information accordingly


  • Experience of working in an NHS environment with service user contact
  • Knowledge of the Research Governance Framework and Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations
  • Previous clinical trials experience

Additional criteria


  • Willingness and ability to travel around the geographical area covered by the Trust and the wider CRN WM

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


2 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way




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