Top award for our research team

Our research team have been announced as the winners of the Clinical Research Nursing Award at the Nursing Times Awards 2019.

In a glittering ceremony held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 23 categories in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

Following a rigorous judging process,  our Grounded Research team  emerged as the winners of the Clinical Research Nursing Award for their work on increasing access to research for patients and carers, for the work with patient research ambassadors and for opening a clinical community research hub.

Editor of The Nursing Times, Steve Ford, said: “The Nursing Times Awards showcase the innovation and best practice of nurses and midwives up and down the country, which I hope will be shared widely to improve care.  The awards represent a great opportunity to celebrate all that is good about the nursing profession and I would like to personally congratulate all our winners and finalists.

“Hearing about the ground-breaking work being done by nurses around the UK to improve patient care never ceases to amaze me. Our awards come just a couple months before the start of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, which represents another huge opportunity to promote the great work of nursing staff everywhere.”

Dr Nav Ahluwalia, our Medical Director who heads up the Grounded Research team, said: “What a fantastic achievement. I’m so proud of the team. They work so hard to carry out vital research.”

Dr Helen Oldknow, our Research Nurse said: “All of the team feel honoured to win this award and we were in excellent company with the other teams who were shortlisted. We feel privileged to win. We are so proud to represent RDaSH at such a national level.”

Following their 29th year, the Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector, representing true excellence in nursing and patient care.

Caption: Pictured from the left is Joel Dommett, event host, Dr Helen Oldknow, Kevin Williamson, Ian Fairbank, Heather Rice, Rachel Millard and Tracey Wrench, from RDaSH, and Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence Directorate, Department of Health and Social Care.

Caption: Pictured from the left is Joel Dommett, event host, Dr Helen Oldknow, Kevin Williamson, Ian Fairbank, Heather Rice, Rachel Millard and Tracey Wrench, from RDaSH, and Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence Directorate, Department of Health and Social Care.