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Clinical Support

The LWENC CRF core team includes qualified clinicians, nurses, research nurse assistants and a psychometrician who are available to support your study if needed.

Medical Support

Medical support is available during our core hours, 9am-5pm.  Out-of-hours cover must be provided by the Principal Investigator.

The CRF Director provides senior medical advice and support for all clinical studies and agrees the level of medical cover required for all studies with the Principal Investigator.  Compliance with the approved study protocol and safety are the priorities.

nursing support

The CRF research physician can provide support with the following:

  • Medical assessment and clinical cover
  • Informed consent
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Assess adverse events
  • Manage medical emergencies
  • Assist in dosing of study medication
  • Perform protocol specific clinical procedures

Nursing Support

The CRF has a dedicated team of 6 research nurses who are supported by a Lead Nurse and 2 nursing assistants. All our research nurses are clinically experienced, and have completed ILS training and are GCP trained. The nursing team provide clinical care to study participants, ensuring that all studies are conducted safely and to the highest standards within the dedicated centre.  A nurse will be assigned to each study as the primary contact.

Specialist services provided by the nursing team:

  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic sampling
  • IMP administration
  • 24 hour ambulatory ECG
  • Vital signs
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • Phlebotomy
  • Lumbar puncture assistance
  • Sample processing
  • Data entry

psychometric exam

Psychometric Rating

Our Psychometrician is skilled in administering a wide range of cognitive assessments, with both patients and their carers. Psychometric rating support can be provided for both IMP and non-IMP studies across a variety of neurological conditions.