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Research Nurse / Clinical Research Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual with experience in research to provide clinical trial support across two Trusts: Midlands Partnership University Foundation Trust and North Staffs Combined Healthcare Trust. You will support mental health and dementia research, as well as research in other physical health areas such as vaccines and long term conditions.

The post will be based at MPFT's research site at Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent, but you must be able to travel across Staffordshire.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial participants as well as the collection and documentation of accurate data, including collection and management of samples. You will also work on our community research bus across the local area.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates wishing to develop their research expertise to work on a variety of interesting projects within friendly and supportive teams.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will lead on joint working initiatives between the two Trusts, working autonomously as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, with responsibility for your own portfolio of clinical research studies.

You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants onto clinical trials via different routes within hospital and community settings

You will play a pivotal role in the delivery of complex research projects, in line with agreed timescales and plans working with the R& I Research Governance team to ensure that all appropriate approvals have been gained prior to research studies commencing.

You will maintain effective communication between patients, carers, clinicians and manager to ensure safe service delivery.

You will evaluate research protocols, patient information and GP letters and ensure that information about clinical trials is clearly and appropriately communicated to research participants.

You will manage the research related aspect of care for participants of several research studies, which may cover different health specialties.

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree / Registered Nurse or AHP


  • Masters qualification or Good Clinical Practice



  • Experience of research or significant relevant clinical experience


  • Experience of research delivery in NHS or commercial setting

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Haywood Hospital

High Lane

Stoke on Trent


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