Research Nurse/Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will involve working as part of the local 'Agile Research' team across Cornwall supporting research projects in multiple settings including GP practices, schools, care homes and other organisations.

The main purpose of the job is to provide support for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio adopted projects. You will work across a range of studies which include observational research, novel drug therapy and clinical interventions.

Under direction of the senior research nurses/clinical studies officers you will participate in the recruitment and follow up of patients and public to research studies.

The role will involve undertaking study related procedures as appropriate and the assessment, planning and on-going care of research participants throughout the duration of the study.

We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health and Social care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation.

The NIHR plays a key role in the Government's strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence, and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective conduct of commercial and non-commercial studies, so that researchers can gather the robust evidence needed to improve treatments and provide an evidence base for the health and care system. The NIHR Clinical Research Network is led by a national Coordinating Centre, and operates through 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs). These local Networks drive clinical research delivery performance across the locality, and champion the role of research in the health and care system at every level.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Registered Nurse/practitioner


  • Registered Nurse/Clinical Research Practitioner or AHP
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner whilst also contributing to and working as a team member
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Good Clinical Practice training
  • Knowledge of research regulatory requirements e.g. ICH GCP, UK Clinical Trials regulations

Interest in Research


  • Understand the significance of research and the use of validated results to improve practice

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Research Team The Kernow Building Wilson Way



TR15 3QE

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