Clinical Research Nurse Group

The Research Nurses Group extends an invitation to all nurses involved in clinical research within UCLH/UCL to join the group. We are a diverse team, often working in isolation from other nurse teams, but usually specialists in our field of practice.

The aims of the group are to:

  • promote communication & support systems
  • assist Clinical Research Nurses (CRN) in their practice
  • raise awareness of nursing contribution made to patient care in clinical research
  • acknowledge expert practice based on evidence-based knowledge that CRN's bring to care of patients in research
  • promote Research Nursing within the Trust


Our objectives are to facilitate networking & collaboration and provide a support / information resource for CRN's & allied professions, and influence local policy development.

What do we do?

  • Medical Research Projects - patient recruitment and management and specialist support to the patients and their families
  • Review and comment on research protocols
  • Prepare ethics / R&D submissions
  • Informed consent process
  • Support patients through trials as patient advocate / counsellor / carer observations / venepuncture / infusions monitor and manage adverse event