Training and Education
Learning and development is essential to individuals, the organisation and the patient experience. Without development, we will not improve in what we do, and without improvement, we are not offering our staff and patients the best care possible.
Training Co-ordinator : Maria Boswell, CLRN Lead Nurse
Training Administrator : David Bottomley
For any training queries, please contact TrainingCMCLRN@rlbuht.nhs.uk
For any NIHR LMS system queries, please contact the NIHR Workforce Development Team by email: email@example.com
Research Study Management Training (Essential Skills programme for Research Practitioners)
These training days are practical, interactive sessions aimed at research practitioners involved in the day to day conduct of research studies on the NIHR portfolio. They are delivered by network and Trust based staff.
Essential Skills for Clinical Research Practitioners X 2 days
Training and Education website 20th Feb 2013
Coming soon :
Essential Skills for Research Practitioners in Primary Care X 1 day
Essential Skills for Non- Clinical Research Practitioners X 1 day.
To check availability and to book a course, please email TrainingCMCLRN@rlbuht.nhs.uk
Clinical Research Practice Network/Forum
The research nurse practice networking forum was generated from a need to provide support for research nurses across the network. Bi-annual events take place in Cheshire & Merseyside whereby nurses can:
- Receive network information
- Share knowledge and experiences with professionals in similar roles.
- Promote good research practice across the Trust’s research community.
- Guest speaker presentations.
North West Local Research Network Training Opportunities
The North West Clinical Research Networks collaborate to provide training for investigators and other research staff who are involved in NIHR portfolio studies. A number of initiatives have been planned for Clinical and non- clinical research staff other than GCP.
NIHR website - Up to date information on GCP training days
North West Research Workforce Development & Education Strategy
The Cheshire & Merseyside CLRN, in collaboration with other local Research Networks in the North West Region is supportive of the North West Research Workforce Development & Education Strategy. The strategy is a partnership approach to collaborative working across key stakeholders and will help co-ordinate research workforce development and training across the region. It will build on existing local and national work and make use of examples of best practice to help ensure that high quality and consistency are at the heart of the strategy. The strategy will also encourage LEAN working to encourage the most efficient use resources.
NWRWD E Committee Term of Reference Final April 2012
Northwest Research Workforce Development Strategy V1 5 Apr 12
Competency Framework for Clinical Research staff
The Competency Framework for Clinical Research Nurses (2011) offers the large and growing number of CRNs an improved framework which could help in the development of the skills, behaviour, knowledge and understanding required to support clinical research and to develop a career in research.
Clinical Research Nurses work in a variety of clinical and geographical settings and are involved in different aspects of clinical research in different ways, taking different levels of responsibility and focusing their efforts on different parts of the research endeavour.It is hoped that this document might offer a useful starting point for those developing local Competency Frameworks in their own organisations and can be adapted for local use and used as a guidance tool for the PDR process.
Why not have a look at the Framework and attached guidance see if it has anything to offer you and your colleagues?
You can access the Framework here :
Competancy Framework Version 2 (Oct 2011)
NW WED competency guidance
Non Clinical Competency Framework
BBC CLRN in collaboration with PBCRN & GMCRN have developed a competency framework for non- clinical research staff – anyone who contributes to site-based clinical research teams but who is not clinically qualified and/or does not routinely undertake clinical activities in their research role (e.g. data managers, research coordinators, research administrators and assistants).
Developing the Role of the Clinical Academic Researcher in the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions
March 2012 saw the publication of the NIHR’s strategy for developing the role of the clinical academic researcher, through developing research capacity and capability amongst the nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professions. The strategy seeks to join up local, regional and national training schemes and establish a National Clinical Academic Development Group for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to develop this work. The strategy proposes the establishment of a central support structure to improve access to and increase participation in clinical academic training, the establishment of an internship programme for practitioners considering a clinical research career, post-doctoral transition support and a national mentorship programme to support practitioners on the clinical academic training pathway.