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The Clinical Research Podcast

A new Podcast about our research

Our new Podcast series gets to the heart of clinical research through the views of world-leading researchers, scientists and academics involved in answering the big questions about our health.

From experimental medicine through to understanding common illnesses like asthma and arthritis, we discuss the latest research, what it means for our health and what scientific discoveries are next.

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Episode 9 - Georgia Melia

Last year, research practitioner Georgia Melia had to learn new skills on her feet as she was moved to the lab from patient wards, as part of our work on Covid-19 research. Andrew Bennett spoke to her about big change in her working life.

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Episode 8 - Lindsay Crate

Lindsay Crate is a nurse by background, but now her role is about making sure that studies run smoothly - that there are enough staff, they're properly trained, they understand research protocols, and that we're recruiting enough patients. Amongst other things. She's a clinical research manager.

Normally, planning is the key to all this - but when Covid-19 hit, planning joined the long list of things that became a luxury, and everything changed.

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Episode 7 - Kebba Konteh

Known as 'The Blood God' for his unerring ability to get a sample from even the most elusive of veins, clinical research practitioner Kebba Konteh puts his skill down to his own fear of needles - he knows how to put patients at ease. Now on the Core COVID-19 Research Team at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, he's worked at NUH for nearly 20 years. 

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Episode 6 - Kate Frost

It's a given - now - that good study design means a process of involving patients at every step, from the big questions like 'what shall we investigate', to the how and where and when to the important details like the exact words in patient information leaflets and how people are welcomed when they arrive.

And there's a process to the process - or at least there was till Covid hit, and raised some big questions about how we involved patients in research during a pandemic. And the person to answer those questions in Nottingham was our latest Research Hero, Kate Frost, who's Head of Patient and Public Involvement at Nottingham's NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility.

This episode was published for International Clinical Trials Day #internationalclinicaltrialsday.

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