Operational capability statement

This below sets out our commitment to research and development activity and the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders in the Trust. This will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.

Organisation R&D Management Arrangements

Organisation Details

Name of Organisation

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health and Community Health Services)

R&D Lead / Director (with responsibility for reporting on R&D to the Organisation Board)

Dawn Dawson, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality

Key Contact Details e.g. Research Governance Lead, NHS Permissions Signatory contact details

Contact 1:

Role:

NHS permission to proceed authorised signatory; Lead for Portfolio /non portfolio research

Name:

Dr Paul Walters

Contact Number:

01305 362038

Contact Email:

paul.walters1@nhs.net

Contact 2:

Role:

Research and Development Facilitator (portfolio and non portfolio research)

Name:

Dr Ciarán Newell

Contact Number:

01202 443280

Contact Email:

c.newell@nhs.net

Contact 3:

Role:

 

Name:

 

Contact Number:

 

Contact Email:

 

Information on staffing of the R&D Office

R&D Team

R&D Office Roles

(e.g. Governance, Contracts, etc.)

Whole Time Equivalent

Comments

indicate if part time/full time/shared/joint etc.

Dr Ciarán Newell

0.4

Promotes research activity within the Trust and oversees research activity and governance

Dr Paul Walters

0.1

Promotes research activity within the Trust and oversees research activity

Kim Meldrum, Research Support Manager

1.0

Supports clinicians and other staff and administration of R&D database

Kathryn Yeates, Research Administrator

1.0

Supports Research Support Co-ordinator

Hazel Burt, Lead Research Practitioner*

0.6

Research practitioner supports clinical staff

Rebecca Weekes, Research Psychology Assistant

0.27

Research practitioner supports clinical staff

Irene Bishton, Lead Research Nurse

0.6

Research Nurse supports clinical staff

Stephanie Willshaw, Research Practitioner

1.0

Research practitioner supports clinical staff

James Colton, Senior Research Practitioner (covering Lead Research Practitioner

maternity leave)

1.0

Research practitioner supports clinical staff

 

Nancy Stafford, Research Nurse

1.0

Research Nurse supports clinical staff

Deanna Rex, Research Practitioner (covering Senior Research Practitioner role)

1.0

Research practitioner supports clinical staff

Julie Hyde, Research Nurse

0.6

Research Nurse supports clinical staff

* maternity leave

 

 

Information on Research Networks supporting/working with the Organisation.

Research Networks

 

Research Network (name/location)

Role/relationship of the Research Network e.g. host Organisation

CRN: Wessex

Member organisation

Current Collaborations/Partnerships

 

Organisation Name

Details of Collaboration / Partnership (e.g. University/Organisation

Joint Office, external provider of pathology services to Organisation, etc., effective dates)

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth University

Trust and University have a joint University Department of Integrated care

 

Organisation Study Capabilities

 Information on the types of studies that can be supported by the Organisation to the relevant regulatory standards

Types of Studies Organisation has capabilities in (please tick applicable)

 

CTIMPs

(indicate Phases)

Clinical Trial of a Medical Device

Other Clinical

Studies

Human Tissue: Tissue Samples Studies

Study Administering

Questionnaires

Qualitative Study

OTHER

As Sponsoring Organisation

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

 

As Participating Organisation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

As Participant Identification Centre

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Which licences does the organisation hold which may be relevant to research?

Organisation Licences

 

Licence Name

Example: Human Tissue Authority Licence

Licence Details

Licence Start Date (if applicable)

Licence End Date (if applicable)

Human Tissue Authority Licence

Research tissue is taken and used for a specific research project in accordance with Research Ethics Approval for that specific research project, and is therefore exempt from HTA licensing.

 

 

Organisation Services

Information on key clinical services contacts and facilities/equipment which may be used in studies for supporting R&D governance decisions across the organisation.

 

Clinical Service Departments

Service Department

Specialist facilities that may be provided (e.g. number/type of

scanners)

Contact Name

within Service

Contact email

Contact number

Details of any internal agreement templates

Pharmacy

Low temperature fridges

Claire Johnstone

claire.johnstone2@nhs.net

01202 492429

 

Information on key management contacts for supporting R&D governance decisions across the organisation.

Management Support e.g. Finance, Legal Services, Archiving

Department

Specialist services that

may be provided

Contact Name

within Service

Contact email

Contact number

Details of any internal agreement templates

NHS permission to proceed authorised signatory

Authorised signatory

Dr Paul Walters

paul.walters1@nhs.net

01305 362038

 

Human Resources

Research passports, letters of access

Aisha Markham

aisha.markham@nhs.net

01202 277000

 

Managerial support

Managerial sign off

Dr Ciarán Newell

c.newell@nhs.net

01202 443280

 

Information governance

R&D authorisation - Information Governance

Dave Way

dave.way1@nhs.net

01202 277000

 

Organisation R&D Interests

 

Information on the areas of research interest to the Organisation

Organisation R&D Areas of Interest

Area of Interest

Details

Contact Name

Contact Email

Contact Number

Integrated Care

 

Various staff members

 

 

Dementia, Mental Health of the older person

 

Dr Steve Simpson / Rachael Christian-Edwards / Geraldine King

steve.simpson@nhs.net

01305 361500

Mental Health, Depression, Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

 

Dr Paul Walters / Mike Kelly

paul.walters1@nhs.net

01305 362038

Chronic Pain

 

Dr Meherzin Das

meherzin.das@nhs.net

01202 448670

Eating Disorders

 

Dr Ciarán Newell / Dr Carla Figueiredo

c.newell@nhs.net

01202 443280

Primary Care for Mental Health

 

Rachael Pierson

RACHAEL.PIERSON@nhs.net

07769 241547

Liaison and Diversion

 

Stan Sadler

stan.sadler1@nhs.net

01202 705617

Peer Support in MH

 

Phil Morgan

p.morgan@nhs.net

07767 003702

Stroke/ Aphasia

 

Lindsey Howat

lindsey.howat@nhs.net

01258 394084

Organisation R&D Planning and Investments

 

 

 

 

 

Planned Investment

 

 

Area of Investment

(e.g. Facilities, Training, Recruitment, Equipment etc.)

 

 

Description of Planned Investment

 

 

Value of Investment

 

 

Indicative dates

 

 

 

 

Organisation R&D Standard Operating Procedures Register

Standard  Operating Procedures

 

SOP Ref Number

SOP Title

SOP Details

Valid from

Valid to

RES SM 001

Local Assess, Arrange & Confirm Process

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 002

Research Passport/Letter of Access/Honorary Research Contract

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 003

Pre-study Monitor Visit

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 004

Site Initiation Visits

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 005

Site Staff Responsibilities

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 006

Use of Investigator's Brochures

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 007

Monitor Visits (External)

 

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 008

Preparing for and Facilitating a Regulatory (MHRA) Inspection

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 009

Site Closedown

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SM 010

Archiving

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 011

Seeking Informed Consent

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 012

Case Report Form (CRF) Completion

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 013

Lone Working

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 014

Breaking Randomisation Codes

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 015

Venepuncture

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SST 017

Biological Sample Transportation

DHC NHS permission to proceed

27/11/2020

27/11/2022

RES SA 016

Preparation, Review, Approval and Issue of SOPs

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SA 017

Study Files and Filing

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SA 019

Adverse Event, Serious Adverse Event and Suspected Unexpected

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

RES SA 020

Data Protection

DHC NHS permission to proceed

01/04/2019

31/03/2021

The researcher will forward the appropriate information to the Research Manager. Appropriate checks are made to ensure all documentation has been received. If everything in order a research passport will be issued that is signed by the Head of Human Resources.

Indicate what processes are used for managing Research Passports

See SOP RES SM 002

 

 

Information on the agreed Escalation Process to be used when R&D governance issues cannot be resolved through normal processes

Escalation Process

R&D governance issues will be escalated up to the R&D Lead and then, if required, onto the Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality

 

 

The Organisation should maintain or have access to a current list of planned and actual studies which its staff lead or collaborate in.

Planned and actual studies

Dorset HealthCare local R&D team enter details of all portfolio and non portfolio research studies onto EDGE (where R&D have confirmed capacity and capabilty to proceed).

 

Other Information

 

For example, where can information be found about the publications and other outcomes of research which key staff led or collaborated in?

Other Information (relevant to the capability of the Organisation)

The Chief Investigator for each individual study holds this information. Chief Investigator contact details are held by the R&D Office and the local research team.

 

Research & Development