We are seeking to second a senior research Midwife for 12 months to the PARROT 2 Trial.
Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a reliable automated laboratory test for the quantitative determination of maternal blood concentrations of PlGF.
A single point-of-care PlGF test at initial presentation with symptoms of pre-eclampsia reduces the time to diagnosis but it is not clear if and when the test should be repeated to aid management in conjunction with other diagnostic and clinical information.
A multi-centre RCT of revealed versus concealed repeat PlGF testing in women presenting with suspected pre-eclampsia between 20+0 and 36+6 weeks’ gestation.
The trial will be conducted in at least 15 maternity units across England. Recruitment will run for approximately 16 months in total.
The trial will answer a research recommendation proposed by the NICE diagnostic guideline 23 which addresses the implementation of PlGF as a diagnostic test for pre-
eclcmpsia. It is anticipated that this study will facilitate the introduction of PlGF testing into routine clinical practice.
The post holder will work with a high level of autonomy, taking delegated responsibility from Clinicians for clinical decision making, and will work closely with the Investigator and multidisciplinary staff.
The post holder will be London based and employed for 100% WTE, which will involve the initial start-up and ongoing multi-
centre co-ordination and delivery to time and target of the Trial. The post holder will work with a high level of autonomy, taking delegated responsibility from the CIs.
The post will be based within the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health 10th floor North Wing St Thomas’ Hospital.
with corresponding responsibility for coordination of the trial.
The post holder will be required to travel as necessary and liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary research team and key personnel in all sites.
Relationships with antenatal senior midwifery staff and Principal Investigators will be key to success. The team at STH is experienced and active and will assist in trouble shooting at this site, and the post holder will be encouraged to be part of this team and involved with local activities and other clinical research studies when complementary to their role or appropriate