Clinical Research Facilities

Each of our partner health boards has a dedicated research facility providing a high quality clinical environment where research programmes can be carried out safely and effectively in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines. The Network research nurse in each location plays a pivotal role in co-ordinating the planning, development and resourcing of these facilities. For more information click on the tabs below.

Location

The paediatric CRF at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), Foresterhill, Aberdeen (known locally as the Craig Research Unit) is located on the lower ground floor of the hospital.

Facilities

  • 2 clinical investigation rooms
  • 2 offices
  • 1 family room, used as either a waiting area or for discussing information sheets and completing questionnaires.
The Craig Unit Family Room

Opening Hours

Staffing levels and opening times vary according to research finding and individual study requirements.

Senior Research Nurse

Maggie Connon
Tel: (01224) 438457
Email:margaret.connon@nhs.net


Location

Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells, Dundee.

Facilities

  • An open plan observation area with cot and recliners
  • An isolation room
  • A treatment room
  • A drug preparation room
  • A glass fronted office overlooking the observation area
Tayside CRF

Opening Hours

The CRF is open weekdays during office hours with flexibility to extend these hours to accommodate individual study requirements

Lead Paediatric Research Nurse

Susan Macfarlane
Email: susanmacfarlane@nhs.net


Location

The Children’s Clinical Research Facility is located at the Royal Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital

Facilities

  • Reception and play area
  • Consultation room
  • 2 bed ward with resuscitation, oxygen and suction equipment available
  • Small clean preparation room
  • Sluice area
  • Disabled toilet facilities
Edinburgh CRF consultation area

Opening Hours.

N/A

Lead Research Nurse

Kay Riding
Tel: (0131) 536 0808 (20808)
Email:Kay.Riding@luht.scot.nhs.uk


Location

Yorkhill Clinical Research Facility
Queen Mothers Hospital
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Glasgow

Facilities

  • 4 bedded unit
  • Lab for processing sample
  • Drug room
Yorkhill CRF main corridor with animal murals

Opening Hours

8.30 - 4.30pm, Mon – Fri. However the unit is very flexible to the needs of the study and will work weekends if the need arises.

Research Nurse

Liz Waxman
Email: ewaxman@nhs.net
Tel: (0141) 201 9218


Location

The Kilmarnock node operates as a ‘research site’ within Children’s Services at University Hospital Crosshouse, with research being carried out on the Inpatient Ward, The Children’s Assessment Unit, Day Surgery and OPC.

Opening Hours

Research is usually carried out on weekdays during office hours with flexibility to extend these hours to accommodate individual study requirements

Paediatric ward at Kilmarnock

Research Activity

Current studies include biologic therapies in children with rheumatic diseases (BCRD), Prednisolone for the treatment of childhood nephrotic syndrome (PREDNOS), Montelukast therapy for childhood wheeze (WAIT ) and the Genetics associations of Otitis Media Study (AOM Genetics), with PREDNOS 2 currently screening and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet TN01 in set up.

Research Nurse

Claire Bell

Email: claire.bell@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk

Tel: (01563) 826776