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NIHR and RCOphth Researcher of the Year 2019


The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the National Institute for Health Research are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s national award scheme to recognise outstanding contribution to clinical research by Fellows/Members of the College. 

Applications were sought from Members and Fellows of the College who are engaged in clinical research in the course of their NHS duties. Clinical research is important for the NHS in establishing care standards, generating or confirming evidence for clinical care and developing new therapeutic options for our patients. There are numerous examples where clinical research in the NHS has helped generate evidence and enhance clinical care to reduce the burden of blindness.

The RCOphth in collaboration with the NIHR has developed this award scheme to recognise the important contribution the Fellows and Members of the College make. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the three winners this year. All received a certificate of achievements as well as complementary registration for the first three days of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Congress.

Consultant Winners

1) Professor Anthony King, Honorary Professor Clinical Ophthalmology,  Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospital  
2) Mr. Praveen Patel, Consultant Ophthalmologic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Trainee Winner
1) Harry Roberts, Registrar, Norfolk & Norwich NHS Foundation Trust