Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Research Network Awards

 

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To recognise NHS consultants, SAS doctors and trainee doctors who are active in research

Introduction

Since its inception in 2006, the NIHR has significantly increased the scale of clinical research in the NHS, particularly through the Clinical Research Network. The enthusiastic engagement of NHS clinicians is an essential condition for sustaining and building on this success, particularly given the many competing demands on clinician time and resources. These awards recognise the contributions of NHS doctors to the conduct of NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies alongside their normal jobs.

You do not need to have been awarded large grants before – we are more interested in what you have done and what your future plans are, and these are the criteria we will use to choose the award winners. We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers who have not received large awards in the past, and who are conducting research without the benefit of dedicated time in their contracts.

Find out more about eligibility below!

We are pleased to announce for a third year two awards funded by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for their Fellows and Members. These awards for NHS consultants, SAS doctors and doctors in training will be awarded jointly with the Clinical Research Network.

Details of previous winners are below.

Awards

Established clinicians award of £1,000 – Click here for information on eligibility
Early career clinicians award of £1,000 – Click here for information on eligibility

The awards will be presented on 17 April at the FICM Board meeting. Award winners will be invited to join the FICM Board for lunch and then experience a full Board meeting, which will include a ceremony to present their awards.

Click here for details on how to apply.

Early Career Clinicians Award - eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • NHS clinicians undertaking research alongside their usual clinical roles/duties (clinical academics and those holding substantive university contracts are not eligible).
  • One of the following:
    • Consultants (FFICM or AFICM) of under 3 years standing at the advertised deadline for application
    • Doctors in training on ICM CCT training programmes (Single, Dual or Joint)
    • SAS doctors (Members or Associate Members) with at least 1 programmed activity in ICM who have either not passed a relevant postgraduate examination (either in a partner specialty, FFICM or EDIC) or did so within three years of the advertised deadline for application.

Established Clinician's Award - eligibility 

Applicants must be:

  • NHS clinicians undertaking research alongside their usual clinical roles/duties (clinical academics and those holding substantive university contracts are not eligible)
  • One of the following:
    • Consultants (FFICM or AFICM) of at least 3 years standing at the advertised deadline for application
    • SAS doctors with at least 1 programmed activity in ICM who have passed a relevant postgraduate examination (either in a partner specialty, FFICM or EDIC) at least three years before the advertised deadline for application.

The application process 

  • Applications should be made using the application form available here with all sections completed and within the relevant word limit. Any additional information submitted will NOT be considered by the panel
  • Completed application forms must be received by 23.59 on 11 January 2019. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged
  • Applications will be assessed by a panel made up of FICM, Clinical Research Network and patient representatives.
    Successful applicants will be notified within one month of the closing date. As the NIHR office manages awards across a large number of specialties, we are unfortunately unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Guide to completing your application

Applicants are required to outline their contribution to the leadership (Established Clinician Award) or support (Early Career Clinician Award) of one or more NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:

  • how they demonstrate clinical leadership enabling their organisation to increase its
    participation in clinical studies;
  • how they engaged with patients to inform them of new opportunities to participate in
    clinical research;
  • their contribution to successful delivery of clinical research studies.

Applicants should set out how they would use the prize money to increase their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies in future. This may be in the form of support for a personal development plan, or support to develop the trainee network further.

 

Previous winners

2017

  • Dr Matt Wise, Consultant Critical Care, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board won the Established Clinician award

  • Dr Duncan Chambler, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust won the Early Career Consultant award.

2016

  • Dr Stephen Wright, at Newcastle University’s Freeman Hospital, won the consultant award
  • Dr James Plumb, ST6 at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, won the trainee’s prize.

 

“Following the great success of these inaugural prizes, we look forward to developing the awards scheme further in partnership with the FICM and encourage NHS colleagues to consider applying in 2017.”

Professor Paul Dark
NIHR Clinical Research Network
National Specialty Lead for Critical Care and Chair of the Judging Panel