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Health & Social Care Research Across North East & North Cumbria.

Clinical Research Practitioners

Developing expertise for those working in clinical research practitioner roles

Where do you see yourself now and where would you like to be?

Open these tabs to find out more about opportunities for each stage of your career.

It’s Ok to ask

  • find out what research is happening in your specialty or department
  • contact your local research and development department to find out more information on opportunities
  • contact your local or regional CRP champion (your R&D department will help direct you to the right person)
  • start asking patients and clients you see about whether they would like to take part in research

Have a go

  • review the regional CRP Strategy to understand how you can get more involved 
  • identify what your learning needs are and whether you can attend relevant training, such as through NIHR Learn. You will need to have an NIHR Learn account to access the course. Information about NIHR Learn, including how to access the platform, can be found in the NIHR Learn Help pages.

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It’s Ok to ask

Have a go

  • develop your own research question 
  • pilot quality improvement projects in your area
  • undertake formal training courses – such as Good Clinical Practice or Research in the NHS. You will need to have an NIHR Learn account to access the course. Information about NIHR Learn, including how to access the platform, can be found in the NIHR Learn Help pages.

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It’s Ok to ask

  • get involved in a trial in your area; start with studies that are questionnaire-based to start your portfolio of experience

Have a go

  • volunteer to be a trial participant to gain the 'lived experience' to improve patient interactions
  • work with your regional CRP champion to help drive forward an element of the regional CRP strategy

Check out

  • attend research career days and presentations