Nursing-Coordinator Support for Studies
There is capacity within the NICRF core staff to provide nursing support for Studies/Trials.
NICRF nursing staff can collaborate with the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) coordinator staff to share the coordination of Studies/Trials, or, if appropriate/if required, the NICRF can lead the coordination of Studies/Trials.
Depending on the skill level required and, in agreement with the NICRF, activities may be costed at either a Band 3 or Band 7. In general, where available, activities will be as per local NICRN Intensity Tool timings and costed as per National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) costing template. All consumables used will be charged.
Examples of activities that NICRF staff can support (up to date as of December 2017) are: *
- Blood sampling
- Blood sample processing
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Cannulation and IV-infusion
- Collection of medication from Pharmacy
- Questionnaire administration
- Overnight observation
- Vital signs
- Walking tests
- Multiple Breath Washout
- Bronchoscopy Recovery
- iDXA bone density and body composition
*This is not an exhaustive list and staff are prepared to undertake additional training to support the delivery of Studies/Trials in the NICRF.