Since its inception in 2006, the NIHR has significantly increased the scale of clinical research in the NHS, particularly through the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The enthusiastic engagement of NHS physicians and trainees is essential for sustaining and building on this success, particularly given the many competing demands on clinician time and resources.
The Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Board Foundation (SFB) NIHR CRN Awards programme is now open for entry. Running for three years, these awards, for members of the College, recognise research active NHS GPs and general practices. The First5® award rewards research active NHS GPs in the early stages of their careers. The practice award goes to general practices who can demonstrate how they work innovatively as a team to facilitate research in their practice.
Applicants are required to outline their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:
Application process and judging of applications
The closing date for the awards is 23.59 on Monday 20 August 2018
The awards will be presented during the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Annual Conference on 4-6 October in Glasgow.
Award winners must ensure they are able to attend the award ceremony or if unable they must ensure that a representative can attend on their behalf. A complimentary space at the conference for the award date will be allocated to the winners and travelling costs will be covered.
Associate Professor Philip Evans
National Specialty Lead for Primary Care
NIHR Clinical Research Network
The awards were presented by the Network's National Specialty Lead for Primary Care, Associate Professor Philip Evans, during the RCGP Annual Conference on 6-8 October 2016 in Harrogate. Watch a video of the presentation.