Date: 04 February 2019
Professor John Hurst has been presented with an NIHR award, for his contribution to Interventional Study performance in respiratory studies at North Thames.
The award comes from the NIHR CRN Respiratory Specialty Group and is one of a new set of awards introduced last year. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement within specialty disease groups and can be awarded for accomplishments such as highest recruiter, largest number of studies, greatest growth in activity and best time and target performance.
Prof Hurst is an Honorary Consultant at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at University College London, and is the LCRN North Thames Research Lead for the Respiratory Specialty.
With clinical and research interests in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis, he is also COPD Lead for the Royal College of Physicians National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme, as well as being Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Monograph, and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the European Respiratory Journal.
The Award was made in recognition of his leadership in making North Thames the top performer in recruitment to time and target for NIHR CRN Interventional respiratory studies.
Interventional studies are key to the NIHR portfolio, as they operate to evaluate direct impacts of treatments on illness and disease. Recruiting to time and target is an important performance indicator on these studies and the award demonstrates the quality research being conducted in North Thames respiratory trials.
On receiving the award, Professor Hurst said;
“I am thrilled at having received the award and proud that it reflects the great work being conducted by clinical researchers in North Thames. I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and dedication and hope that this will inspire us all to work with ever more enthusiasm and commitment to respiratory research.”
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