Dendron and NSD Newsletter Issue 1
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Congratulations to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for being the third highest recruiter of UK sites to the TrialNet Study based on an average of people recruited over the length of time the site has been approved.
The study is recruiting healthy relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes to see if they are at an increased risk of developing Type 1 diabetes themselves. If they are found to be at a higher risk then they are able to enter the second phase of the study which involves monitoring them either every six months or annually. Overall, the study hopes to find out more about the natural history of Type 1 diabetes and how it progresses with the aim of hopefully finding ways of preventing it or prolonging the period before onset of the condition.
Please visit the website at www.DiabetesTrialNet.org or download the TrialNet Fact Sheet for further information.
Doncaster Royal Infirmary Renal Unit
All the hard work within the Renal Unit to support a progressive research culture has been recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Dr Mohsen El‐Kossi, Consultant Renal Physician, and Amy Beckitt, Clinical Research Development Manager submitted information to the Health Service Journal. This submission was supported by the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (SYCLRN). The submission also prompted an acknowledgement from the Chief Executive of the NIHR, who commended the work that had been done to promote and support research in the NHS. Although the information submitted focused on the research achievements within the Renal Unit, some initiatives are being introduced in other areas of the Trust, and the NIHR has recognised all the achievements across the whole of DRI.
Informed Consent Pilot Workshop
The Pan Yorkshire Training and Education Working Group have developed an Informed Consent Workshop which was successfully piloted on the 11th Janaury 2012 in Sheffield. The course covers the background to consent, the consent process, PPI, vulnerable Groups and UK regulations & guidelines.
SABRE Success in Doncaster
Congratulations go out to Doncaster Royal Infirmary who have recruited the first patient to the SABRE study.
New website launched to profile Sheffield´s clinical research
A new website has been launched to promote clinical research in Sheffield.
The online resource, www.sheffieldclinicalresearch.org, has been developed so that people interested in taking part in clinical trials, industry and grant funders, and current and potential researchers both within Sheffield and across the UK can find the information they need in one place.
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Barnsley Away Day
Promoting awareness of research amongst trust staff is key to maintaining it on trust agendas. Caroline Pickstone and Liz Maddaford attended the Barnsley R&D away day on the 28th September. It was facilitated by the training and education department and was well attended by Board members, the Chief Executive, representatives of the Governors, PPI representatives, R&D and consultants. Research which benefits Barnsley patients was presented and discussed and the wider benefits were highlighted.
Those attending were certainly made aware of Barnsley's potential for growing research. One of the Paediatric Consultants, Dr Rajeev Gupta has been involved in commercial studies and has been the first site to recruit patients into international studies, a phenomenal achievement. This model of engaging trust staff has been discussed across South Yorkshire and may well have wider applications in other trusts.
The South Yorkshire Diabetes Forum on the 9th September 2011 was a huge success, attracting speakers from varied backgrounds and delegates with diverse research expereince. Delegates gave such positive feedback and suggestions for future events that the CLRN are already thinking about a similar event for 2012.
During 2010-11 industry-sponsored research activity has rapidly expanded and represented 13.4% of all studies. Patient accrual increased nine-fold to rank South Yorkshire CLRN 1st for recruitment to commercially sponsored studies per million population.
SYCLRN Annual Report
The SYCLRN Annual Report for 2010-2011 has been submitted to the coordinating centre and has been circulated locally. You can find a copy of the report and the associated case studies in our Document Library.