In North Thames we consistently deliver high quality commercial contract research. Around 40% of our research portfolio is sponsored by the life sciences industry.
To support commercial contract research, we offer a Study Support Service specifically tailored to our network. This service exists to facilitate the smooth and timely progression of studies, from initial early engagement and identification of sites, through to successful delivery.
The national Study Support Service comprises of six components. Here, we have described how we tailor each of these components for our network.
To find out about any of the above, contact the industry team on firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the central service we are able to offer local advice to industry life science partners. This advice includes the feasibility of successful study delivery based on local services, population and care pathways.
Using our knowledge of local sites, services and populations combined with relevant performance data we can provide additional information to enhance and complement a sponsor’s own feasibility assessment. We strongly encourage CRN attendance at a site qualification and feasibility meeting to allow us to gather, first hand, study and local intelligence to ultimately streamline the setup process, remove duplication and have the opportunity to identify challenges early and proactively address them. This also provides us with an opportunity to discuss recruitment and contingency plans and to explore alternative and novel recruitment strategies.
Invitations for site qualification/ site selection and feasibility meetings can be made directly to the CRN divisional teams or via the industry team email@example.com
Monthly reports are produced and shared across our network with divisional teams, clinical speciality leads and Trust R&D offices to closely monitor study performance against plan and proactively address potential challenges.
We engage with colleagues at a local and national level to address difficulties, learn from good practice and explore alternative and novel strategies to participant identification and recruitment.