All research activity at Royal Papworth Hospital is conducted in accordance with Trust approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which are available to view by clicking on the individual titles of the SOPs in the list below.

Please find attached here a routemap which shows a timelime of SOPs used for clinical trials.

The SOP Committee meets regularly to design and review the SOPs. For more information please email Vikki Hughes
Please note that forms, guidelines, templates and information sheets are available on the guidance documents, templates and forms page.

New SOP's for Review:

SOP 037 Amendments to Research Studies

SOP 038 Change of Investigator

SOP 073 Sourcing of Investigational Medicinal Products for Papworth Sponsored Studies



The standard operating procedures relating to PTUC can be found below by searching for PTUC.  They will have PTUC in the 'Tags' column.

The following SOPs apply to both PTUC and R&D:

SOP 001 Production Approval and Review of SOPs

SOP 002 Training Records for Research Active Staff





Title Tags Description
SOP075 Quarantine of IMP's (Investigational Medicinal Products).pdf PTUC SOP075
SOP031 Patient Recruitment version 5.0.pdf Patient Recruitment Patient Recruitment
sop-route-map updated 26.09.2019.pptx
SOP_092_-_Research_Account_Management_-_Final..docx.pdf SOP092 Research Account Management
SOP 092 - Research Account Management - V1.0 Final.pdf
Site Recruitment and Initiation (SOP 015).pdf PTUC SOP015
Serious Breach of Protocol or GCP in CTIMPS and Non-CE Marked Devices (SOP 051).pdf PTUC SOP051
Royal Papworth Sponsorship of Research Studies (SOP048).pdf PTUC SOP048
Roles and Responsibilities for the Conduct of Research Studies and Clinical Trials including CTIMPs (SOP 055).pdf PTUC SOP055
Risk Adapted Approach to Management of Investigational Clinical Trials (SOP 065).pdf PTUC SOP065
Research Protocol Design (SOP 019).pdf PTUC SOP019
Research and Development Internal Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Audit (SOP 063).pdf PTUC SOP063
Reference Safety Information (RSI) (SOP 079).pdf PTUC SOP079
Randomisation of Papworth Sponsored Clinical Trials (SOP 018).pdf PTUC SOP018
Protocol Non Compliance (SOP 050).pdf SOP050 SOP050
Protocol Non Compliance (SOP 050).pdf PTUC SOP050
Project Management of Research Studies (SOP 009) PTUC SOP009
Preparation of Regulatory Progress Reports including Periodic Safety Reporting and Annual Reports (SOP 062).pdf PTUC SOP062
Patient Recruitment (SOP031).pdf R&D SOP031
Patient Information Sheet & Consent Form Implementation and Development to the Research Team (SOP 020).pdf PTUC SOP020