News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Capital & Coast DHB establishing Research Centre


19 December 2005

Capital & Coast DHB establishing Research Centre - to promote and coordinate research projects

Capital & Coast DHB has unveiled plans for a new Research Centre, which will promote, develop and manage research in its public hospitals and health services.

“Research is already a major area of activity within our hospitals and health services,” says Tim Maling Clinical Director of Medical Services for C&C DHB.

“But research is currently co-ordinated on a department-by-department basis, and we don’t have a centralised process for ensuring consistency of quality, appropriate use of resources and consistency in the way the research is managed. Nor do we currently have someone available to assist health professionals who were undertaking research activity for the first time.”

The solution comes in the form of a Clinical Services Research Centre, which has been announced today. The CSRC will see representatives from all departments working together to co-ordinate research and proposed research.

“This isn’t just a process issue, it’s actually about making things easier and of a higher standard for all research within our organisation. It’s a bit like a think tank - a repository for expertise which can be used to help guide any clinician who is thinking of embarking on research.”

Prof Maling says bringing all research under one umbrella was first proposed in 2002, and a lot of careful thought and discussion with clinicians occurred, culminating in today’s launch of the policy to establish the centre. “We’re now working to have the CSRC up and running by the middle of next year,” Tim Maling says.

Cheyne Chalmers is the DHB’s Director of Nursing and Midwifery, and will play a key role in implementing the policy. “One of the real benefits of this approach, which will become evident over time, is its potential to expand the range of research which is occurring – especially in areas such as nursing research and allied health research,” Cheyne Chalmers says.

“The Research Centre will co-ordinate many of the major aspects of getting research off the ground. It will help ensure that each proposed piece of research meets ethical requirements, that it will use DHB resources in an appropriate way, and that it meets our expectations of quality.

“That will be a real help to clinicians, who in some cases shy away from research because it often requires a large amount of organising. The Centre will provide a resource which can help those clinicians work through the processes required to start, and conduct, a successful research project.

“The creation of this Research Centre will enable us to pool data about all of the research work which is going on, or which is proposed, and to ensure those research projects are carried out in consistent, high-quality and appropriate ways,” Cheyne Chalmers says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news