Study Support Service Team

For any study that is eligible or applying for CRN support, whether commercially or non-commercially sponsored, we offer a range of services across the research delivery pathway that will help study set up and delivery to time and target.  The Network's Study Support Service Team provides support to all local Partner Organisations.  So if you have a study at the research idea stage, grant application stage or beyond, please get in touch to discuss how we can support your study.

 

Specialty

Study Support Lead

Ageing Out for Advert
Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management debbie.peplow@nihr.ac.uk
Cancer - Hepatobiliary azra.saliheen@nihr.ac.uk
Cancer - Lung

helen.duffy@nihr.ac.uk

Cancer - Upper GI azra.saliheen@nihr.ac.uk

Cancer  1

Brain

Breast

Children's Cancer & Leukemia

Colorectal

Gynaecology

Supportive & Palliative Care/Psychosocial Oncology & Survivorship

Teenage and Young adults

Urology, Bladder, Prostate, Renal, Testicular

ami.salter@nihr.ac.uk

 

Cancer 2

Head & Neck

Haematology

Lymphoma

Radiotherapy

Sarcoma

Skin

Primary Care

nathan.smith@nihr.ac.uk
Cardiovascular Disease/Cardiac Surgery

pardeep.atwal@nihr.ac.uk

Children

shelley.grant@nihr.ac.uk

Critical Care debbie.peplow@nihr.ac.uk
Dementias and Neurodegeneration kim.fitzgibbon@nihr.ac.uk
Dermatology gurvinder.gill@nihr.ac.uk
Diabetes Out for Advert
Ear, Nose and Throat kim.fitzgibbon@nihr.ac.uk
Gastroenterology mia.johnson@nihr.ac.uk
Genetics gurvinder.gill@nihr.ac.uk
Haematology (Non cancer) azra.saliheen@nihr.ac.uk
Health Services Research gurvinder.gill@nihr.ac.uk
Hepatology mia.johnson@nihr.ac.uk
Infection ladan.adie@nihr.ac.uk
Public Health juan.dobladopavon@nihr.ac.uk
Mental Health kim.fitzgibbon@nihr.ac.uk
Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders debbie.osborne@nihr.ac.uk
Musculoskeletal Disorders/Elective Orthopaedic joe.golby@nihr.ac.uk
Neurological Disorders juan.dobladopavon@nihr.ac.uk
Ophthalmology gurvinder.gill@nihr.ac.uk
Oral and Dental Health kim.fitzgibbon@nihr.ac.uk
Renal/Urology priya.kanda@nihr.ac.uk
Reproductive Health and Childbirth ladan.adie@nihr.ac.uk
Respiratory Disorders priya.kanda@nihr.ac.uk
Stroke Out for Advert
Surgery

helen.duffy@nihr.ac.uk

Trauma and Emergency Care/Musculoskeletal Trauma/Prehospital debbie.peplow@nihr.ac.uk
 

If you are still not sure who to go to to discuss a study then please email: studysupport.crnwestmidlands@nihr.ac.uk

Excess Treatment Costs  

The costs of non commercial research are met by different funders depending on the type of cost. Guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care for the Attribution of Costs for Research and Development (AcoRD) sets out the principles for determining who pays for the different costs.  

Treatment Costs are the care costs that would continue to be incurred if the patient care service in question continued to be provided following the end of the research study. The difference between the Treatment Costs and the costs of the existing standard treatment is referred to as the Excess Treatment Cost (ETC).

ETCs are paid for by service commissioners.

For more information please visit the main NIHR website or contact studysupport.crnwestmidlands@nihr.ac.uk.

**Please note we must have a minimum of 10 working days to complete a thorough review of any SoECAT**

Research Activity Process

video has been produced to explain how the  process works now that we receive research activity data into the Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS) from our Local Portfolio Management Systems (LPMS), as well as how this will affect researchers and support staff across the country. 

ACROSS

Application to Request Network Service Support (ACROSS)  is a portal to request and manage nursing requests across the Network. It aims to streamline the application process and provide a simpler request mechanism for Partner Organisations who need research nurse support. For any questions on the system, please email karen.hylton@nihr.ac.uk

 ENRICH (Enabling Research in Care Homes)

Our ENRICH network brings together care home staff, residents and their families with researchers. It provides a toolkit of resources to help care homes make the most of research and researchers to set up and run studies effectively and collaboratively in care homes. Local Contact Details.

EDGE Research Management Tool

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust’s  (UHB) clinical trials pharmacy team 's  case study on how they are using EDGE research management tool.