Clinical Research Leadership and Management

Clinical Research Leadership and Management
Online From £249+VAT 4.5 Hours
Online Course
Wed 13 Nov 2024 09:30-15:30

This educational, one-day course has been designed to benefit the whole Clinical Research Team. The day will offer practical advice on the planning and delivery of an effective research trial. Share both practical and strategic tools and focus on the expression of interests, achieving high levels of feasibility and data integrity.

Make sure you book before Friday 13th September to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £150 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

4.5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

By providing practical guidance, this event will assist your NHS clinical research team in addressing the crucial components necessary for the successful delivery of optimal research. Dedicate a day to gain insights from industry experts and concentrate on:

  • Refine your leadership and management skills
  • Enhance your team dynamics through strong leadership
  • Understand expressions of interests
  • Achieve high levels of feasibility
  • Develop your research mapping skills
  • Improve oversight with your team
  • Achieve integrity in your data
  • Get the most out of monitoring your trial

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine, plus benefit from:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the course with the confidence to make changes

This course is available for in-house training

Available as bespoke training to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Karl Ward, Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Lead for the LTHT Research Academy, NIHR GCP Facilitator and Fellow, Higher Education Academy
The changing clinical research landscape
Management and leadership in clinical research
  • What are the drivers and tensions in clinical research?
  • What type of manager/leader do you prefer? Leadership in healthcare
  • Choosing a leadership style: self-assessment and common styles
  • How do you lead your team? Team dynamics
  • What makes a good team? How do good teams operate?
  • Teaming strategy and team building: practical tips
Screen break
Setting strategy in clinical research
Clinical research strategy: identifying your direction and priorities
  • National vs local research strategy
  • Local divisional research strategy: How did we develop this?
Expression of interest, feasibility and projection
Feasibility: why is this important?
  • Things to ask yourself when undertaking feasibility
  • Horizon scanning / forecasting: what is out there?
  • Workforce projection: taking a realistic approach
  • What do sponsors look for in a Research Site?
  • Identifying the barriers to research in the UK
  • Building a balanced portfolio: How to achieve this
Interactive discussion: How is research chosen to be conducted in your area?
  • The challenges in clinical research feasibility planning
  • How will you manage your feasibility planning going forward
Lunch time screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: How is research chosen to be conducted in your area?
Establishing, maintaining and facilitating oversight
Facilitating oversight: investigating the ‘what’ and ‘why’?
  • Is facilitating oversight complicated?
  • Direct/indirect, formal/informal oversight
  • How to achieve facilitation of oversight?
  • Importance of good communication: both written and verbal
  • Direct annotation and note to file
  • Meetings, corridor conversations and email correspondence
  • Role of the team in facilitation of oversight
Quality assurance in clinical research
Interactive discussion: where do you think problems can arise?
  • What measures can be taken to reduce error in trials?
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: where do you think problems can arise?
Data quality in clinical research
  • Why do we have quality control and quality assurance?
  • Mistakes or misconduct: the effects
  • Data quality and data integrity: source data
  • Data collection and recording: data queries and resolution
  • Study monitoring: central, onsite, targeted and internal monitoring
  • Examples of documentation: transcription errors
Leader’s closing remarks and end of course
  • When you leave the conference, please do complete the evaluation form you have been sent. We really do want to know what you think! Also £1 will be contributed to the charity 'Gift of a Wedding' for every form that is completed.

Bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge

Karl has been described as a “brilliant presenter, very engaging and informative”, “very engaging” and “down to earth”. Karl will share his top tips and first-hand experiences to ensure you are at the top of your game for leading and managing your clinical trials.

Karl Ward

Lead Nurse for Research and Innovation (Education)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Lead for the LTHT Research Academy, NIHR GCP Facilitator and Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Pricing structure

  • £249 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place before Friday 13th September
  • £399 + VAT (each) for two or more NHS or public sector places after Friday 13th September
  • Group Discount - 4 places for the price of 3

If you would like to make a group booking across more than one online course, you can. Email Sophie Richardson who will be able to assist you.

This course is available for in-house training 

If you have a group of 30 or more members of staff who require this training, then why not commission your own on-site course? Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team.

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavor to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavor to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

  • Heads and Directors of Research
  • RM&G and Research and Development Managers
  • Trail Co-ordinators, Facilitators and Managers
  • Lead and Senior Research Nurses

If you have a team that is 30 people or more, you can have a bespoke workshop delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from our previous Clinical Research Leadership and Management courses which took place in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Don’t take our word for how much past attendees have enjoyed the training, check out the feedback:

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'Very engaging and relevant content. The timetable worked very well with bite-sized sessions interspersed with breaks'
- The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, July 2023
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'Very interactive and great to hear from different perspectives of many different professionals'
- Imperial NHS Trust, July 2023
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'Karl was very engaging, it made the training far more enjoyable'
- St George's Joint Research and Enterprise Services, July 2023
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'Informative, interactive, engaging speaker'
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, July 2023
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'Karl is knowledgeable, engaging and very practical in his ways of working and solutions to problems'
- The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, July 2023
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‘It was extremely well organized and presented’
- University Hospitals Morecambe Bay, June 2022
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‘Karl is an excellent presenter. He gave great examples from his own experience. A really enjoyable and informative day. Thank you’
- University Hospitals Morecambe Bay, June 2022
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‘Just a huge thank you for a really useful day. It was great to spend time with people who understand the role of research delivery’
- Oxford Health NHS FT, June 2022
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'The Speaker has a versatile knowledge on research, kept the course very interesting throughout the day. Very useful, enjoyed the topic on 'Clinical research strategy'-highlights why it is essential, such an eye opener. Helps identify strengths and areas for improvement'
- The Imperial college Healthcare NHS Trust, February 2022
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‘Delivered very well. I learnt a lot of stuff that i will be implementing in my work area. Thanks’
- ESNEFT, February 2022
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‘Great workshop well organized very informative and well presented’
- National University of Ireland Galway, February 2022
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'Brilliant experience, friendly setting where ideas are encouraged and welcomed'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'I have really enjoyed my time spent in this forum. It has given me some food for thought and validated some others'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'I think the course was brilliant, it was really well set up and moderated'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'I wasn't sure what to expect but I have really enjoyed the content, the sharing and the potential to use this to develop my own knowledge and to help in developing the team I will be managing'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'Really good, informative course with really good interactive sessions. Best leadership course I have attended yet'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'Very good content and a lot to think about and develop within my team'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'I am very happy to have been nominated for this event and have taken several ideas to develop once I start my new job and things to read and follow up ahead of that. Great day!'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021
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'The networking and collaborative dynamic has been great and really enjoyable. I've learnt a lot from others and Karl. Karl's experiences have been interesting to hear as they put the content into perspective and make them more relatable'
- Clinical Research Leadership and Management, October 2021

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing oncology forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm

Contact: 01732 897788