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To recognise NHS consultants and trainees who are active in research

NHS consultant and trainee prize winners announced

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network is delighted to announce the winners of the research awards run in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (the College). The awards recognise outstanding contributions of NHS consultants and trainees who are active in research.

The winners are:

Applicants were required to outline their contribution to the leadership of several NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with a particular focus on:

  • 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, with a particular emphasis on industry (commercial contract) studies.

On the award winners, Royal College of Physicians academic vice president, Professor Margaret Johnson said:

"Founded two years ago, this award recognises the outstanding contributions of NHS clinicians to the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio. The clinicians who have received this award are all worthy winners and their outstanding contribution to research within the NHS is a credit to our profession.

"In such tough times for the NHS it is great to see that such passion and dedication can still break through. I look forward to seeing their continued work and their outcomes in the years to come."

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.

Professor Nick Lemoine, Medical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network said:

"The standard of entries for this year's RCP awards was extremely high. It is commendable that these consultants and trainees from across the UK are leading the way in their chosen fields and managing clinical studies that will benefit future generations of patients in the NHS."

As part of the application process the applicants had to set out how they would use the prize money to increase their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies in the future.

Trainee award winners will be invited to attend the Royal College of Physicians new members ceremony on 27 September 2017. Consultant award winners will be invited to the Harveian Oration on 18 October 2017.

 

"The clinicians who have received this award are all worthy winners and their outstanding contribution to research within the NHS is a credit to our profession. In such tough times for the NHS it is great to see that such passion and dedication can still break through."

Professor Margaret Johnson
Academic Vice President
Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians Annual Conference 2017

The Royal College of Physicians will invite a consultant and trainee awardee to present at their Annual Conference in 2017.

 

“The competition was really intense for this year’s RCP prize winners. It is fantastic to see such commitment to research from both consultants and trainees across the country, leading clinical studies to improve outcomes for patients in the NHS.”

Professor Nick Lemoine
Medical Director
NIHR Clinical Research Network