Clinical trials: what does a research nurse do?

Roles that can change patient’s lives, from study coordinator to supporting participants

Roles that can change patient’s lives, from study co-ordinator to supporting participants

  • Nurses’ roles in testing and developing cutting edge treatments for through clinical trials, and how COVID-19 has changed the way they work
  • What you need to know to become a research nurse and how your career may develop
  • Leaders in clinical research explain how nurses become experts in their trials, guide patients through the process and support families along the way
Suriya Kirkpatrick manages the cancer trials team at Southmead Hospital Picture: Jon Rowley

Clinical trials stand at the cutting edge of healthcare, helping to advance medicines, products and procedures for the benefit of patients.

In the 14 years since the


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