Welsh Government

Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 trials

Facilitators: Health and Care Research Wales Communication Skills

Course Outline:

Excellent communication skills are essential to ensure high quality practice in informed consent and recruitment into research studies. This full day course is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in the recruitment of patients into Phase 1 and 2 trials for example, research nurses, clinical studies officers, medics, clinical nurse specialists.

This course is structured around filmed consultations with clinicians and patients (actors role-playing patients and relatives). The consultations include end-of-treatment, dose escalation and novel agent consultations. The course explores information needs of research participants in early phase studies, giving complex information to potential participants and provides resources for skills development.

Places on this course are strictly limited to ensure full interaction and discussion. For this reason, it is essential that delegates complete all elements of the day.

Please note a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training.

This course is accredited by the CPD Certifcation Service (6 Hours)



Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges of communication surrounding the conduct of Phase 1 and 2 trials within healthcare
  • Explore strategies for developing and improving communication skills in early phase studies
  • Reflect on personal communication skills in recruiting to early phase studies

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