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A day in the life of a clinical research nurse

By sharing their work diaries, three cancer clinical research nurses offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of the role 
Picture of Suriya Kirkpatrick, a senior cancer research nurse and genomics practitioner. In this article she and two other clinical research nurses share their accounts of a shift, offering an insight into their daily work.

By sharing their work diaries, three cancer clinical research nurses offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of the role

  • Clinical research helps find new treatments and improve outcomes
  • Cancer clinical research nurses are at the forefront of the delivery of clinical trials
  • They also play a vital role in supporting patients and being their advocate

Clinical research plays a crucial role in finding new treatments and improving patient outcomes and standards of care.

At the forefront of this process are clinical research nurses, who undertake research through the delivery of clinical trials.

They are directly involved in the patient care pathway, playing an important role as the patient’s advocate, ensuring their safety and supporting them throughout their time on the clinical trial.

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