Guys and St Thomas is among the UKs busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.
Guys is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Childrens Hospital.
Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions.
Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.
In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.
We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of Kings Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with Kings College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of good. Our adult community services achieved a rating of outstanding.
The commitment of our 23,500 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.
We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.
Your role will be to support the research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trusts Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform (CTAP) (https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/the-work-we-do/clinical-trials/clinical-trials-accelerator-platform). Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust/RBH has been successful in securing 1 of 6 available grants from the CTAP programme to fund a Band 7 Early Phase Trial Coordinator/Nurse post. These specialist posts focus on early phase CF trials, working alongside the existing CTAP Trial Coordinator and embedding themselves within the local clinical and research team to provide the CF community with access to early phase clinical trials.
During periods of less activity, the Early Phase Trial Coordinator/Nurse supports the CTAP Trial Coordinator with later phase CF clinical trials being delivered locally. There is also the opportunity for the Early Phase Trial Coordinator/Nurse to support other local, non-CF phase 1 clinical trials to support learning and development around early phase clinical trials.
Main duties of the job
Working for our organisation
The Royal Brompton Hospital is the largest CF centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We are a multidisciplinary group comprising clinicians, academics, allied health professionals and admin/ finance members. The trials undertaken by the group specifically target adults and children with CF. CF research at RBHT is world-leading and we are currently running a large number of clinical trials ranging from new small molecules through to antibiotic agents.
As well as being part of the CF Trust CTAP London network, the Imperial College/ Royal Brompton team is part of the European CF Society Clinical Trials Network (https://www.ecfs.eu/ctn). Both initiatives provide opportunities for our patients to participate in trials of new, cutting-edge medicines.
The successful applicant will support the research based at the Royal Brompton campus, located close to the vibrant Kings Road in Chelsea. You will be located in an office with the adult MDT allowing for networking and learning from other healthcare professionals. We offer applicants time to pursue personal interests within healthcare and encourage attendance at courses, seminars and conferences.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Patient/customer care (both direct and indirect)
Policy & Service development
Research and development
Experience and Knowledge
Skills & Abilities
Guys and St Thomas celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or studys at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity , gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.