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Home nursing support for clinical trials

Wren Healthcare collaborates with A4P Bio Logistics to ensure trial continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Wren Healthcare has collaborated with A4P Bio Logistics to offer a one-stop solution for CRO’s, sponsors and study sites to support the continuation of clinical trial studies through home nursing and direct-to-patient IMP and sample logistics. The setup time from concept to operation can be done in as little as 3 weeks.

Wren Healthcare’s home nursing support service takes the clinical trial to the patient by conducting home visits whilst A4p Bio Logistics  manages shipments of IMP to patients. 

Due to the current climate, it has become increasingly difficult for patients to attend study sites, and our homecare solution allows studies to continue by taking the trial to the patient. Using the home nursing service reduces the number of site visits for patients and helps maintain the retention of patients during a trial, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wren Healthcare has an experienced team of ICH-GCP qualified registered nurses with a sound cross therapy background within multiple specialities.

Their home nursing team can conduct a range of procedures in the patients home such as collecting blood samples to administering complex IMP via infusions. 

About US

Wren Healthcare is a CQC registered specialist homecare nursing provider. We work with CRO’s, sponsors and study sites by conducting home visits to patients participating in clinical trials.

Our team of registered clinical homecare  nurse specialists who have extensive cross therapy experience (trained in ICH-GCP) can undertake a variety of clinical tasks within the patients home to help maintain the continuation and adherence of clinical trial studies.

About a4p bio Logistics

A4P has many years supporting a full variety of clinical trial shipping logistics and can provide the specialised experience necessary to assist your research and clinical trials from IMP API and samples, bringing confidence in your data and helping you to expedite your programmes and negate having to resample or delay due to the poor logistic management within your study.

Working in collaboration with A4P, we provide an integrated supply chain that improves quality and accountability in the transportation, dispensing and storage of clinical trial products.

Summary of their services/expertise:

  • Shipment of biological IMP material, including stem cells
  • Shipment of samples from first in human (FIH) studies for rapid turnaround bioanalysis
  • Cell therapy transport specialists
  • Shipment of sensitive tissue & biomarker sample shipment.
  • Pre-clinical CITES shipment
  • API Global shipment in GMP conditions, using specialist packaging
  • Clinical trial supplies, production & distribution
  • Expertise with all temperature ranges including controlled ambient & cryogenic conditions
  • Regulatory compliant shipping across the world
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Home visits to patients participating in clinical trials by specialist homecare nurses

Experienced clinical homecare nurses covering a broad spectrum of therapy areas

Complex IMP administration including IV infusions

Blood sample collection for (e.g. PK, ctDNA samples)

Injection administration in the home (IM & SC)

Measuring observations in the home (Blood pressure, vitals signs etc)

Direct-to-patient logistics for IMP and sample shipments (LN2, dry ice, chilled, controlled ambient and ambient all with accredited packaging).

NMC registered & ICH-GCP trained clinical homecare nurses with years of clinical trial experience

Easy referral process from study sites to our home nursing and logistic services

Secure patient record system to schedule & record patient visits

Dedicated project management team for your study. Experts in clinical homecare and logistics.

Excellent working relationships with CRO's, study sites & sponsors

Ensure trial continuity, viability and data preservation

Quick project setup times (less than 3 weeks from concept to operation)

A one stop solution for your studies with home nursing and logistics

Meet our Nurses

Treatment for Haemorrhoids, Danielle Campbell

Danielle Campbell

Deputy Director of Nursing, RGN

Danielle has 11 years of experience within healthcare, she has managed a busy oncology homecare service across the South of England and is passionate about bringing care closer to home for patients. As well as working within an NHS acute colorectal surgical ward Danielle has also played an integral role as a specialist screening practitioner within the NHS England colorectal screening service across three busy NHS trusts. Danielle is also qualified in administration of systemic anti-cancer therapy and has trained a team across the UK and Ireland in specialist oncology care. In her spare time Danielle enjoys yoga and spending time at the beach.

Treatment for Haemorrhoids, Sarah Diamond

Sarah Diamond

Specialist Homecare Nurse

Sarah has over 20 years of nursing experience that includes 4 years in acute medicine, providing her with the skills to be an autonomous practitioner in the community. Sarah was also the lead Oncology nurse for 2 years at The Tunbridge Wells Nuffield and worked for 13 years in rare diseases providing enzyme replacement therapies in patient's homes. Sarah's hobbies include swimming, pilates and travel.

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