It’s people that make research happen. Patients, clinicians, and research support staff are all vital to the research process. These articles highlight some of the ways that we celebrate, recognise and reward those people who help to drive forward the research agenda as well as providing an insight into the work that they do.
In the wake of the launch of the HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award 2016, we quizzed last year’s winner about developing a successful R&D strategy and creating a culture where research flourishes.
The National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.) Research Engagement Award celebrates outstanding examples of leadership by Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in health research in primary care. We caught up with the PPGs who scooped this year’s prizes.
In November 2015, the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) North West Coast co-hosted the North West Coast Research & Innovation Awards. Among the winners was Katrina Rigby, Senior Research Midwife at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Katrina won the Clinical Research Individual or Team of the Year award and has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other local awards for her dedication to clinical research. We spoke to her about how she got involved in research, what her role entails, and how important research is to her specialty area of midwifery.
The Clinical Research Network supports the delivery of thousands of clinical research studies across our National Health Service, all led by clinicians who are passionate about advancing treatments for the benefit of their patients.
As the NIHR turns ten years old, it is impressive to learn that the Network has supported the delivery of over 9,000 studies in the last 10 years. These studies are delivered by hundreds of principal investigators across the NHS, who in turn are providing access to clinical research for thousands of patients.