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UCLH Joint Research Office reminds researchers of urgent actions needed ahead of EHRS launch

The UCLH/UCL Joint Research Office has reminded UCLH and UCL investigators of a series of urgent actions they need to take ahead of the launch of UCLH’s Electronic Health Record System – Epic – to ensure research activity isn’t negatively impacted at go-live on 31 March 2019.

Principal Investigators on studies need to send their patient lists to uclh.randd@nhs.net by 26 January. Any queries can be sent to Pushpsen.joshi1@nhs.net.

All staff involved in research need to ensure they have been assigned the correct training programme and that they book onto sessions – ideally this week. Uclh.epictraining@nhs.net can respond to any queries.

Staff who do not have a UCLH Electronic Staff Record – if they have not received an e-mail from the JRO – should speak to the UCLH honorary contracts team or their Divisional Manager. Researchers with research passports will be contacted by the JRO before the end of January.

The JRO’s advice on training requirements for each staff group is reproduced below.

EHRS Training requirements (by staff group)

  • PIs and CIs at UCLH should complete the training modules relevant to their clinical roles and then the session titled Research add-on (in this order)
  • Nurses who are titled research nurses (and not oncology) should complete sessions -  Research Nurse sessions 1 and 2  and then research studies add-on (in that order)
  • Oncology research nurses should complete sessions  Nurse Oncology OP  1 and 2 and then research add on (in that order)
  • Other nurses involved in research should complete the relevant nurse training for their speciality and then research add-on (in that order)
  • Research Practitioners  should complete the session titled Research Practitioner  and then research add-on (in that order)
  • Research Managers (non-clinical) and Research Data Managers should complete the session titled Research Manager (non-clinical)
  • Portfolio Data Managers, finance managers and QA leads from the JRO a JRO feasibility units should complete the session titled Research JRO admin
  • Non Clinical Research Super users – should complete the training as relevant to their roles (as above) and, if not covered, also complete the session Research add-on. For  research super users who support research practitioners/nurse, it is recommended they consider also attending Research practitioner training