The Trust

Paediatric Research

Our aim is to bring national and regional research studies to Paediatric patients in Macclesfield. Working with the help and support of the Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales  Medicine for Children Research Network, our portfolio of research covers all aspects of Paediatrics. We are part of national randomised controlled trials and smaller qualitative studies.

Research news - Children's Research Team shortlisted for prestigious award

The trust's Children’s Research Team was a finalist for Research Team of the Year at the fifth annual Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards in November 2017.

Simply being shortlisted for the award is a fantastic achievement as the awards received an unprecedented 160 nominations in 2017, all of which were of high quality. 

 

Our departmental objectives

  • To identify suitable paediatric research studies to open at Macclesfield
  • To maximise recruitment to studies
  • To support participants and their families
  • To teach and support staff with taking part in recruitment and consenting of patients into studies.

Our team

  • Dr Wolffson is the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Research

Dr Ang Ho is the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Research and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of research and liaising with the MCRN. He is also responsible for making sure that all research adheres to the ICH-GCP principles of good practice in research.

  • Natalie Keenan, is the Paediatric Research Nurse

Natalie is responsible for recruiting to studies, assisting in their set up, teaching and sharing information about research with medical and nursing staff. She is also responsible for making sure that all research adheres to the ICH-GCP principles of good practice in research.

Each study has a principal investigator, who has the responsibility for the running the study at this site.

The Paediatric Research Team work closely with the trust's Research and Development Department at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Pharmacy, Pathology, Paediatric Ward and Outpatient Staff.

How do I refer/access the service?

Eligible patients are referred to Natalie from medical nursing staff and consultant outpatient clinics.

Who will I see?

Natalie will discuss the research study with you and your child, taking time to answer any questions you may have and will give you written information about the study.

How to contact us

Natalie Keenan

Paediatric Research Nurse

01625 661870

natalie.keenan1@nhs.net 

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