Supporting Salford as a highly research-active Trust with a diverse research portfolio across all clinical areas is a comprehensive research delivery infrastructure – Clinical Research Operational Delivery or CROps for short.
The CROps team works within the Trust and extends into primary care (community health providers such as GP surgeries, dentists and pharmacies) to facilitate all types of research. Most of its studies have been adopted onto the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio – the NIHR is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.
The Barnes Clinical Research Facility offers a pool of generic research nurses, a team of dedicated research delivery staff, generic research physicians and expanding purpose-built, clinical research space that gives clinical teams access to the resources they need for their research.
The CROps team has 11 research delivery teams and more than 80 dedicated research delivery staff. In the spirit of Salford Royal’s values of Continuous Improvement and Patient and Customer Focus, the team’s ongoing priority is to engage with new Investigators and further develop the delivery infrastructure and Clinical Research Nurse teams across the Trust.
Watch our video below to see one of our senior research nurses answer some basic questions about what taking part in research involves.