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EMPiRE

newsletter
July 14
Congratulations to the teams
at the following hospitals who
have consistently been in the
TOP 5 recruiting EMPiRE
centres and have worked
tirelessly on EMPIRE for the last
2 years or more:
1st Birmingham Womens Hospital
PI: Mr Alexander Pirie
Co-Investigator: Dr Dougall McCorry
Epilepsy Specialist Nurses: Lynn Greenhill
& Marian ODonnell
Research Midwives: Paula Trinham &
Liz Quinlan-Jones
2nd St Thomas Hospital
PI: Prof Cathy Nelson-Piercy
Co-Investigator: May Ching
Soh
Epilepsy Specialist Nurse:
Sally-Ann Remnant
Research Midwives: Hayley
Tarft & Charlotte Mungeam
3rd Queens Hospital
PI: Mr Leye Thompson
Co-Investigator: Dr Rajith
DeSilva
Epilepsy Specialist Nurse:
Adele Larkin
Research Midwife: Rebecca Murray
4th Liverpool Womens Hospital
PI: Dr Feroza Dawood
Research Midwives: Michelle Dower, Angela
Pascal & Gillian Houghton
5th Royal Hallamshire Hospital
PI: Dr Gary Denis
Research Nurse: Nicola Bennett
Top 5 Recruiting Centres
EMPiRE Extension
Database Extension
EMPiRE in Stockholm
We have approval from our funder, HTA, as
well as the sponsor and the REC to continue
recruitment until the end of August 2014. We
are still waiting on a response from our funder
regarding the extension request, but we will
continue to keep you informed.
We really appreciate all your continued efforts
in helping to enter data onto the EMPiRE
database. We know that this can be a time
consuming task so thank you for all your hard
work. 30 of the 51 sites have entered data so
far.
Annalise, our qualitative researcher, attended
the International League Against Epilepsy
(ILAE) Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in
June to promote
the EMPiRE
qualitative work
which is being
led by Professor
Elaine Denny.
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Within the antenatal follow up booklets (fetal
growth scan section) and the delivery booklet
there is a requirement for sites to note down
the birth weight by centile for each baby. As
not all sites are using customised weight charts
for measuring growth and birth weight, the trial
offce will need to work out this information,
using the appropriate software, so it can be
entered onto the database.
We would be grateful if you could confrm
whether as a site you are measuring antenatal
growth and delivery weight by customised
centile so that we can enter this information for
you.
Please remember to follow @kt_network to
view tweets about EMPiRE and other trials the
Womens Health Research Unit are involved in.
If you have not done so already please ensure that
the completed signature pages of all current SOPs
are faxed to Malika on 020 7882 6047:

All SOPs should be signed by appropriate members
of your local research team.
REMINDERS:
Birth centiles in the CRF
EMPiRE and Twitter
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
front covers
SOP 1 Informed Consent Version 4 17.03.13
SOP 2 Data Management Version 1 07.09.12
SOP 3 Blood Collection & Processing Version 3 11.10.13
SOP 4 Adverse Event & Serious
Adverse Event Reporting
Version 3 30.07.12
SOP 5 Monitoring Version 3 02.05.13
SOP 6 Training Version 1 16.07.12
SOP 7 Randomisation & Unblinding
Notifcation procedure
Version 1 23.04.13
SOP 8 Data quality check for sites Version 2 15.05.13
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Calculating recruitment rate according to birth numbers at each unit:
You get**15 in M&S gift vouchers**
and members of your research
team will soon receive a certifcate
acknowledging your hard work for
the month. Keep an eye on your post.
Everyone else, keep at it, next month
it could be you!
The Best Recruiter in June was:
PI: Dr Tadala Saukila
Research Nurses/ Midwives: Jean Dent &
Vicki Atkinson
Followed by Worthing Hospital (2nd place)
& Glan Clwyd Hospital (3rd place)
RECRUITMENT
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REWARDS
Congratulations, Great Work!
University Hospital of
North Durham
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SITE LEAD TABLE
July 14

Approved Centre Name Date Site Opened Total
1 Birmingham Womens Hospital 4-Nov-11 47
2 St Tomas Hospital 4-Jan-12 24
3 Queens Hospital, Romford 8-May-12 23
4 Liverpool Womens Hospital 5-Jan-12 22
5 Royal Hallamshire Hospital 4-May-12 22
6 Newcastle Royal Infrmary 3-Feb-12 20
7 St Richards Hospital 20-Apr--12 18
8 St Georges Hospital 9-May-12 17
9 Glan Clwyd Hospital 28-Feb-13 17
10 Staford Hospital 6-Jan-12 15
11 Singleton Hospital, Swansea 13-Jul-12 15
12 Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast 1-Feb-13 12
13 Royal Blackburn Hospital 17-Nov-11 11
14 Leeds General Infrmary 13-Mar-13 11
15 Southern General Hospital, Glasgow 17-May-13 11
16 Colchester General Hospital 4-Jun-13 11
17 University Hospital of North Stafordshire 12-Jun-12 11
18 Sunderland Royal Hospital 18-May-12 10
19 Southampton General Hospital 20-Sep-12 10
20 Chelsea & Westminster 22-Feb-13 10
21 Southend Hospital 20-Jul-12 9
22 Te Royal Derby Hospital 10-Sep-12 9
23 Worcester Royal Hospital 12-Sep-12 9
24 Leicester Royal Infrmary 31-Jan-13 9
25 John Radclife Hospital 24-Jul-13 9
26 University Hospital North Durham 25-May-12 9
27 Te Royal London 16-May-12 8
28 Birmingham City Hospital 6-Sep-12 8
29 Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport 21-Sep-12 8
30 Burnley General Hospital 22-Apr-13 8
31 Royal Hampshire County Hospital 24-Apr-13 8
32 University Hospital Wales 30-Mar-12 7
33 Newham University Hospital 5-Jul-12 7
34 St Marys Hospital/Salford Hospital 26-Sep-12 7
35 Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 21-Nov-12 7
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SITE LEAD TABLE:
CONTINUED
NB: Figures above do not include those recruited to qualitative study only or those enrolled in error
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LIZ QUINLAN-JONES
EMPiRE Co-ordinating
Research Midwife for
North England,
Midlands
& Wales
Email: elizabeth.quinlan-
jones@nhs.net
Tel: 07826 512490
MUN LIM
EMPiRE Co-ordinating
Research Nurse for
South England
Email: MunN.Lim@
bartshealth.nhs.uk
Tel: 07771 974713
RACHEL RIKUNENKO
EMPiRE Trial Co-
ordinator
Womens Health
Research Unit
Email:r.a.rikunenko@
qmul.ac.uk
Nhs.net email: rachel.
rikunenko@nhs.net
Mobile: 07917 736924
Fax: 020 7 882 6047
LISA STARRS
EMPiRE Co-Ordinating
Research Midwife for
Scotland
Email:Lisa.Starrs@ed.ac.
uk
Mobile: 07936 436 900
Tel: 0131 242 2667
MARIA DAMICO
EMPiRE Data Assistant
Womens Health
Research Unit
Email:Maria.damico@
nhs.net
Tel: 020 7882 6695
Fax: 020 7882 6047
July 14
Approved Centre Name Date Site Opened Total
36 Frimley Park Hospital 16-Jan-13 7
37 Coventry & Warwickshire 14-Jan-14 7
38 Royal Cornwall 13-May-13 6
39 Worthing Hospital 30-Apr-12 6
40 Bradford Royal Infrmary 19-Dec-12 5
41 Royal Sussex Hospital 5-Feb-13 5
42 Warrington Hospital 24-Jun-13 5
43 Whipps Cross Hospital 10-Jan-13 4
44 Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny 21-Sep-12 3
45 Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth 23-May-13 3
46 Edinburgh Royal Infrmary 11-Jul-13 3
47 Gloucester Royal Hospital 12-Apr-13 2
48 Northampton 19-Apr-13 2
49 North Middlesex 24-Oct-13 1
50 Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital 24-Apr-13 0
51 Arrowe Park Hospital 20-May-14 0
TOTAL 518