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The Children's Research Team

 

The Children’s Research Team at the RD&E are part of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Clinical Research Network, South West Peninsula. The Network provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place within the NHS in our area, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. The Network helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently.


Most of the Paediatric Consultants at the RD&E are involved in some form of clinical research. There is a dedicated research team of three paediatric trained Clinical Research Nurses (Suzanne Wilkins, Caroline Harrill and Elizabeth Walton-Salih) and two Trials Administrators (Nicola Jones and Kevin Windsor) based at the hospital, who support and deliver clinical research involving children aged from 0 - 19. This covers a huge variety of conditions and specialties including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, renal, rheumatology, gastro, immunology, and emergency care to name but a few. We always have new studies in the pipeline.


The team is very experienced at planning and running research studies, upholding high quality research standards while also fitting in around families and their commitments and ensuring children avoid missing school where possible.


It’s okay to ask if there are opportunities for your child to be involved in research. You can contact our team on 01392 406 437 or email: rde-tr.ChildrenResearch@nhs.net

 

 

 

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