HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award 2016

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.

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“What’s fantastic about this award is that it’s not just about the size and scale of the research activity, it’s also about organisational culture and the NHS delivering new leading edge therapies. The category gets more competitive each year. To win this award NHS organisations need to demonstrate not only that they are doing research, but also that it is having a tangible impact on clinical practice. That’s exactly what South Tyneside has done.

“They have developed a strong research portfolio which has increased the gastroenterology department’s reputation for delivering high quality trials. This has created opportunities for patients to access leading edge treatments.”

Dr Jonathan Sheffield
Chief Executive Officer
NIHR Clinical Research Network

Previous winners

2015 Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2014 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

2013 Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2012 Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

2011 Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust