The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and Royal College of Physicians (the College) jointly run an award which recognises outstanding contributions of NHS consultants and trainees who are active in research. The nominations have now been reviewed and NIHR is delighted to announce the winners as follows:
Applicants were required to outline their contribution to the leadership of several NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with a particular focus on:
On the award winners, Royal College of Physicians academic vice president, Professor Margaret Johnson said:
“Once again, winners who show the very high standard of research being undertaken by physicians in the NHS. Many congratulations to you all.”
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:
“After a record year of recruitment of patients to NIHR portfolio studies, it is terrific to be able to celebrate the commitment and energy of the winners of the 2018 RCP/CRN awards. Each of these consultants and trainees is making a huge contribution to clinical research in their region and it is great to see the next generation of researchers coming through.”
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 3 October 2018. Consultant award winners will be invited to the Harveian Oration on 18 October 2018.
Professor Margaret Johnson
Academic Vice President
Royal College of Physicians
Professor Nick Lemoine
NIHR Clinical Research Network
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Trainee research awards
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