Charlene is a Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist who also has a role in the research team and looks after the rheumatology research studies within the trust. Charlene has been in the nursing profession for over 13 years and has worked on the Children’s medical wards and Children’s Outpatient Department here in Bradford. Charlene was approached to take on the Rheumatology Studies not long after she started her Rheumatology Nursing role, and soon found it to be a huge learning experience and an asset to her nursing role and found it was easier to identify and introduce the research opportunities to her patients as she progressed. The feedback from families was that they felt it was better to talk about the research studies with someone they knew and trusted. Charlene continues to offer the opportunities to all patients that are eligible to join her studies.