Local Gastroenterologist Leads receiving their awards from Professor Mark Hull

Local Clinical Research Networks recognised for their achievements in delivering gastroenterology research

Date: 12 March 2019

Awards have been handed out to local specialty leads supporting research in the Gastroenterology specialty. The awards were given in recognition of the work that their Local Clinical Research Networks have done to improve the delivery of clinical research studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio.

Professor Mark Hull, National Specialty Lead for CRN Gastroenterology handed out five awards and says:

“Good delivery of clinical research studies on the NIHR Portfolio is due to committed clinicians and nurses working alongside their clinical roles. It’s not always an easy balance between clinical and research responsibilities, so it’s important to recognise the huge efforts that go into making research a priority locally.”

Dr Qasim Aziz, Local Gastroenterology Specialty lead at CRN North Thames, who accepted two awards, on behalf of his local Network, for the most interventional studies and for the largest number of studies led by a CRN says:

"I am delighted to receive these awards on behalf of our North Thames CRN Gastroenterology team. I am pleased that the hard work of the team has paid off and the awards demonstrate the high level of motivation across North Thames from investigators to improve patient care through research, which is an NIHR priority for the NHS."

 Full list of Gastroenterology awards winners:

Greatest improvement in recruitment

Dr Matt Rutter, CRN North East and North Cumbria

Local Clinical Research Network with highest number of interventional studies

Dr Qasim Aziz, CRN North Thames

Greatest increase in studies

Dr Matt Rutter, CRN North East and North Cumbria

Best recruitment to time and target performance

Dr Fraser Cummings, CRN Wessex

Largest number of studies led by Local Clinical Research Network

Dr Qasim Aziz, CRN North Thames

  • Summary:
    Awards have been handed out to local specialty leads supporting research in the Gastroenterology specialty.
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    • North East and North Cumbria
    • North Thames
    • Wessex
  • Year of publication:
    2019
  • Specialty:
    Gastroenterology
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