A career in Clinical Research

Graduate School Tea-time Careers seminar

 A career in Clinical Research

 What does a Clinical Research Associate do and what is the current job market for them?

 Helping answer these questions will be Sue Fitzpatrick

Head of Education and Training at the Institute of Clinical Research

Tuesday 13th April

17.00 – 18.30

Waterloo Campus

James Clerk Maxwell Building


If you wish to attend, let me know by emailing


Intelligence Analyst (Health)

Thought there might be a lot of King’s interest in this job.

 £ 24,831 – 33,436
Full Time

West Midlands QI is a new service that has been established by NHS West Midlands in an ambitious response to the challenge of setting up a regional quality observatory as set out by Lord Darzi in his next stage review: ‘High Quality Care for All’.

Quality is at the heart of West Midlands QI. Its core purpose is to help understand quality and measure it – turning data into intelligence that will inspire clinical teams to seek improvements in the quality of services they offer
West Midlands QI is now seeking an outstanding analyst to become part of a small team that will deliver high quality information to clinical teams in the West Midlands.

• Are you motivated by achieving, empowering and informing?

• Do you have a strong track-record in clinical information analysis?

• Have you experience in developing and applying complex statistical methods to large datasets within complex computer software?

For further information about West Midlands QI, please visit www.wmqi.westmidlands.nhs.uk.

For an informal discussion regarding West Midlands QI please contact David Lane – Programme Coordinator on 0121 695 2580.

Patient Safety Information Analyst

Band 7 – £29,789 – £39,273
Full time 37.5 hrs pw

NHS West Midlands has recently restructured its Patient Safety Action Team. The Patient Safety Information Analyst post is a new position which will provide a high quality service in leading the information management function. The post holder will monitor patient safety information including developing new sources of data. The post holder will undertake analysis of data and provide information to Trusts, the Strategic Health Authority and Department of Health on trends and will ensure the SHA meets National requirements. In addition, the post holder will produce reports, manage transition in system changes and monitor other action plans received by the Patient Safety Action Team. The post holder will also ensure effective information governance within the Patient Safety Action Team.

The post holder will work closely with the Head of Patient Safety & Quality, key members of the Patient Safety Action Team, NHS West Midlands and external colleagues within Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and other external partner organisations.

The successful candidate must posses either a Health Sciences or other appropriate degree with experience in, numeracy, statistical analysis and research. In addition the post holder must provide evidence of post graduate further education. Significant experience in health services would be advantageous but is not essential.

You must be prepared to gain knowledge of the work of patient safety in the NHS and the national guidance on the Serious Untoward Incidents reporting process. Essential for this post are excellent IT, Information, analytical, report writing and organisational skills.

If you have the qualities in this advertisement and you are looking for a new challenge, then we want to hear from you. You will have the opportunity for career progression by undertaking a personal development programme.

How to Apply

For further information contact:
Heather O’Neill, Head of Patient Safety & Quality or Aly Hulme, Patient Safety Manager,
Tel: 0121 213 1995

Application packs available via www.jobs.nhs.uk. CV’s are not acceptable.

Closing date: 14th July 2009
Interview date: 5th August 2009

NHS Communications job

Pilot Communications Graduate Management Training Scheme


Imagine what it’s like being part of a press office team during a global healthcare issue like swine flu, with massive amounts of information collected and distributed within a matter of days, or liaising with the local press after an incident at your hospital or even helping NHS departments engage with a wide range of stakeholders. Combine this with the other projects that come from working within one of the world’s largest employers and you’ll be facing challenges from the start that, in terms of career experience, will set you up for anything the future holds.

Gain world-class communication skills playing a vital role in the inner workings of one of the world’s biggest organisations and as a trainee on this pilot scheme, you’ll be a pioneer setting the standard for the years to come.

Along with all the training and development you’d expect, we’re also offering a starting salary of £21,733. We’re looking for twelve people who are keen to learn, quick to pick up ideas and who want to develop their skills in NHS communications and who aspire to be a leader of the future.

Closing date: 12pm, June 25th 2009