Clinical Trial Manager
Research Trial Summary
I am the trial co-ordinator for the neonatal clinical study ‘PlaNeT-2‘ (Long title: ‘A randomised controlled trial to compare two different platelet count thresholds for prophylactic platelet transfusion to preterm neonates’. Short title: ‘Platelets for Neonatal Transfusion- study 2’). Our study aims to improve clinical practice in the neonatal setting by gathering evidence for the safest and most effective level at which to transfuse platelets to babies born below 34 weeks of gestation. We have nearly 40 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) sites participating in PlaNeT-2 across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, and are nearly half way to our target figure of 660 babies randomised to the trial.
The Planet-2 newsletter can be downloaded here.
Following a first degree (in Geography) at Kings College London, i went on to work as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. I then went on to undertake the Common Professional Entrance to Law and Legal Practice Course, working for a while in a solicitor’s office, mainly within clinical negligence. I now enjoy the challenges of managing a multi national trial, and have recently submitted an article to the Nursing Times for publication this year looking at the role of Research Nurses within Transfusion Medicine.