Dr Steven Masson, CRN North East & North Cumbria

Hepatology local specialty leads recognised for their achievements in delivering research

Date: 22 May 2019

For the second year, a collection of awards has been handed out to five local specialty leads supporting research in Hepatology. The awards were given in recognition of the work the hepatology teams in the Local Clinical Research Networks have done to improve the delivery of clinical research studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio.

Professor William Rosenberg, CRN National Specialty Lead for Hepatology says:

“Much of the work to improve access for patients to clinical research studies in Hepatology is done by the local leads. They are aware of the barriers being faced locally and have made worked hard to make research more visible and accessible to both patients and clinicians.”

Dr Steven Masson, Local Hepatology Specialty lead at CRN North East and North Cumbria, who accepted both the best recruitment to time and target which is a key marker for good delivery and leadership on behalf of the CRN says:

“I am delighted to have received these awards on behalf of the North East North Cumbria Hepatology Specialty Group. We have a dedicated team of researchers, including local Chief and Principal investigators, who are passionate about promoting opportunities for research at every opportunity. With excellent local CRN support, we aim to deliver a shared vision ensuring North East North Cumbria is the best place to undertake Hepatology research.”

List of 2019 award winners:
Highest Recruiting Local Clinical Research Network
Andrew Austin, CRN East Midlands
Greatest improvement in recruitment
Roger McCorry, Northern Ireland
Largest number of studies led by Local Clinical Research Network
Aileen Marshall, CRN North Thames
Greatest increase in studies
George Mells, CRN Eastern
Best to recruitment to time and target
Steve Masson, CRN North East and North Cumbria
Leadership
Steve Masson, North East and North Cumbria

List of 2018 award winners:
Highest recruiting Local Clinical Research Network
Dr Steven Masson, CRN North East and North Cumbria
Greatest improvement in recruitment
Dr Andrew Austin, CRN East Midlands
Greatest increase in number of studies
Dr Aftab Ala, CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Largest number of studies led by Local Clinical Research Network
Dr Aileen Mashall, CRN North Thames
Best recruitment to time and target
Dr Steven Masson, CRN North East and North Cumbria
Early career leadership
Dr Lynsey Corless, CRN Yorkshire and Humber

  • Summary:
    For the second year, a collection of awards has been handed out to five local specialty leads supporting research in Hepatology. The awards were given in recognition of the work the hepatology teams in the Local Clinical Research Networks have done to improve the delivery of clinical research studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio.
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  • Year of publication:
    2019
  • Specialty:
    Hepatology
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