Research at Albany House Medical Centre
Albany House Medical Centre set up its primary care research unit in 1999. Since then it has delivered phase II – IV commercial trails for numerous pharma companies, plus studies for several academic bodies. As part of a large general practice it has the capacity to run trials in a wide variety of disease topics and regularly recruits to target and beyond. Feasibility assessment is a speciality with highly skilled staff building database searches. Feedback is always offered on protocol design and reasons given for trials that are declined.
About Us - Meet the team
The unit comprises of consulting rooms, a research office, an area for patients to complete questionnaires, a monitoring room, a restricted access storage area and a restricted access temperature controlled lab / drug storage. It is fully equipped with a centrifuge, 3 fridges, refrigerated centrifuge, a freezer, and ECG machine, 2 Dinamap BP machines and a Spirometer.
Dr Warwick Coulson has conducted trials as a PI and CI since 2000. Special interest in Cardiology. Panellist at Improving Feasibility Conference for a leading CRO.
Dr Narayan Annamalai - has conducted trials as a PI and CI since 2011. Special interest in Recruitment and Retention
Dr Andre Krzeminski- PI and CI since 2014. Special interest in Dementia, and type 2 Diabetes. Finalist in the EM RN award for Exemplary Investigator contribution.
Dr Rita Nwafor- PI and CI since 2014. Special interest in Women’s Health. Weight management. 2017 achieved first global randomized subject for Phase III trial.
Sister Kate O’Brien - has been a research nurse since 1999. Special interest in Dermatology. Represents Primary Care at the East Midlands network Industry Working Group. Runner-up as Researcher of the Year LNR CLRN 2013. Finalist in the EM CRN NIHR @10 Special Award.
Sister Hayley Lewis - Research Nurse since 2017
Amanda Perry -Research assistant practitioner. Joined the team in 2016 and is developing the research practitioner role in primary care.
Shannon Marks- Senior Research Assistant since 2017. IT Support.
Hollie Kennett- Dedicated admin and research assistant since 2014. Recruitment and retention support. IT supports. Health promotion
Research Interest Group
New to 2017!! We have decided to create a Research Interest Group with the aim of promoting research awareness both at the practice and in the wider area. We have developed a team of patients to work with our staff to enable us to give a balanced perspective and generate new ideas. We will be conducting meetings quarterly to share views and ideas and also connecting via email, phone and social media.
We have worked with most of the major companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Novartis, MSD, Eli Lilley and Jansson. Academic bodies that have utilised the Unit include the University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, Imperial College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University