Clinical research is the way clinicians gather evidence about new treatments, in order to improve patient care in the NHS. In 2015/16 100 per cent of NHS trusts supported opportunities for people to actively participate in clinical research, with 42 per cent of family doctor surgeries active in clinical research. Whilst most NHS organisations do some level of research, there is a national drive to increase the number of opportunities for patients to take part in high-quality research studies.
This prestigious national award is now in its sixth year and is sponsored by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. It is presented to an NHS organisation that has gone the extra mile to embed clinical research as core business and harness the outcomes of clinical research to improve services and treatments for its patients.
The winner was announced at the HSJ Awards Ceremony at the InterContinental O2 in London on Wednesday 23 November.
Dr Jonathan Sheffield
Chief Executive Officer
NIHR Clinical Research Network
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