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Pharmacy

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We are an experienced team of dedicated research specific pharmacy staff based at York and Scarborough Hospitals.  The teams consist of a research Pharmacist, a Clinical Trials Pharmacy Manager and Pharmacy Technicians with many years experience in delivering Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs).

Research interests and support:

We offer pharmacy support to approximately 80 clinical trials; both commercial and non-commercial, covering a range of specialities such as:

  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Cardiology
  • Stroke
  • Ophthalmology
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Neurology

The pharmacy research team are involved with all aspects of setting up and running CTIMPS including completing feasibility assessments and attending SIVs.  We are also involved with the training and development of pharmacy trainees and other healthcare professionals.  So from time to time our team will host pharmacy students while they learn about the role pharmacy plays in delivering a clinical trials service.

Key Equipment:

  • Temperature monitored fridges
  • Dedicated temperature monitored clinical trials dispensary
  • Aseptic unit - facilitating the preparation of chemotherapy and centralised intravenous additives (CIVA) products.  The aseptic unit also includes Gene therapy and Radio-pharmacy isolator suites

The Team:

Jax Westmoreland - Research Pharmacist

Poppy Cottrell - Clinical Trials Pharmacy Manager

Mark Elliott, Cheryl Donne, Paul Wood - Pharmacy Technicians (York)

Sacha Honour - Pharmacy Technician (Scarborough)

Email: yorkpharmacyclinicaltrialsteam@york.nhs.uk

Tel: York site - 01904 721684

Tel: Scarborough site - 01723 716230

Laboratory Medicine

We are an experienced team with dedicated research specific laboratory staff consisting of 3 Associate Practitioners who, under the supervision of the Head Biomedical Scientist, offer laboratory assistance to a range of research studies across York and Scarborough Hospitals.

Research interests and support:

We offer laboratory support to approximately 50 clinical trials; both commercial and non-commercial, covering a range of specialities such as:

  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Cardiology
  • Stroke
  • Ophthalmology
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Neurology

The laboratory research team are involved with all aspects of setting up and running research studies including completing feasibility assessments and attending SIVs.

Key Equipment:

  • Fridges
  • -20 freezers
  • -80 freezers
  • Centrifuges
  • Incubator

The Team:

Joanna Andrews - Head Biomedical Scientist

Healthcare Science Associate Practitioners (R&D):

Laura Jeffery

Tom Hearfield

Annabelle Girdwood

Email: labresearch@york.nhs.uk

Tel: 01904 725887

Mobile: 07789174492

Radiology

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The York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's radiology department offers support to research requiring imaging.

Research Interests and support:

Currently we offer radiology support to approximately 50 research studies; both commercial and non-commercial, covering a range of disciplines such as:

  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Stroke
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Services:

Click here for a list of services provided by the radiology department at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Additional MRIs which are required for research will normally be performed at Nuffield Health.

The Team:

Contact the Research Quality Assurance Team to be directed to the appropriate modality lead for research.

Email: research.ga@york.nhs.uk
Tel: 01904 725459

1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

York and Scarborough

147 research studies open to recruitment

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4588 patients recruited into clinical trials