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Primary Care Research Nurse

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our team.

The post-holders case load will be within Luton, Essex and Herts and they will work collaboratively with primary and community care teams across a range of sites and with key individuals within the host organisation.

This post is funded through the North Thames CRN and is currently based at Broomfield Hospital, but would also be expected to travel at times across Luton, Essex andHertfordshire to support the research in Primary Care. In view of the travel the post-holder is required to hold a clean drivers licence and business mileage will be paid according to agenda for change travel guidelines.

Main duties of the job

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. NIHR CRN operates across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 regional branches that ensure delivery of research across all disease areas. The NIHR CRN provides the infrastructure that allows high quality clinical research to take place in the NHS so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.

The role involves using an in depth knowledge of research study protocols and their application in practice alongside a working knowledge and compliance with local and national research regulations.

The Trust has an in-house training and career development programme and has an established research team embedded within the Research & Development (R& D) team which ensures support and clear communication channels are available.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is funded through the North Thames Local Clinical Research Network and the successful post holder would be based at Broomfield Hospital, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust but would also be expected to travel to Mid Essex, West Essex, South Essex, Herts Valley and Luton to support the research in Primary Care.
  • To increase the number of GP Practices involved in Clinical Research by participating in engagement events
  • Visiting practices that are not currently research active to advise on available support.
  • To liaise with key identified personnel in the Clinical Commissioning Groups within Luton, Essex and Hertfordshire
  • To assist with ensuring that any payments that are due to practices are sent in a timely fashion
  • To make clinical and professional autonomous decisions on a daily basis
  • To provide clinical and professional advice to the multi-disciplinary team
  • To make an assessment of the subjects condition to establish if necessary the appropriate action and future participation in the study
  • To act in the best interest of the research participants to ensure their rights are upheld when identifying screening and recruiting participants into trials/research studies
  • To recognise that freedom to act is guided by precedent and clearly defined protocols and procedures and codes of conduct in accordance with local and network policies, NMC Code of Conduct, ICH GCP, Research Governance, EU Clinical Trials Directive, Mental Capacity Act, and Data Protection Act

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and personal specification

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse





  • Experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Phlebotomy experience


  • Previous experience in research
  • Community / Primary Care Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court Road



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