Final shortlist announced for awards

The final shortlist for North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017 has been announced. They are all available to view on the official awards website.

The winners will be announced in an event at the Hilton Liverpool Hotel on 9 February, hosted by medical journalist and broadcaster, Lawrence McGinty.

The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards is a collaboration between the Innovation Agency, (the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast), the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast; and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC).

The aim is to celebrate success for the excellent work being undertaken across the region in clinical research and innovation in health.

The awards are aimed at a variety of stakeholders who work with the three organisations, including NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, charities and businesses.

Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, said: “The North West Coast is a hub of excellence in life sciences research and innovation and we’re very pleased to be part of the collaboration recognising and celebrating these achievements.

“The event’s primary goal is to demonstrate the impact that outstanding clinical research and innovation has had on improving patient care and the population’s health in our region. The awards will showcase successful ideas, technologies and techniques, to encourage their spread.”

Jacqueline Pirmohamed, Chief Operating Officer of the National Institute for Health Research – Clinical Research Network North West Coast, added: “This event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the region’s achievements and success relating to research and innovation. Over 30,000 people took part in clinical research studies last year across NHS organisations on the North West Coast.

“I would like to say thank you to all of our 42 partner organisations who contributed to this, a number of whom will be commended and celebrated as part of the NWC Research and Innovation Awards 2017. Most importantly, this event is also about the many patients and other individuals across the region who have given up their valuable time, at challenging times in their lives, to benefit our understanding of disease and its treatment. This evening will be an opportunity to showcase what a difference their contribution has made to delivery of healthcare in this region.”

Professor Mark Gabbay, Director of the NIHR CLAHRC NWC said: “The event will focus on Innovation, Health and Wellbeing and emphasise the importance of research that has the potential to reduce health inequalities. It is also an opportunity to celebrate public and professional engagement with our work.”

This year, over 120 entries were submitted across 15 different categories as follows:

CLINICAL RESEARCH RISING STAR

INNOVATION CHAMPION

RESEARCH FOR WELL-BEING

CLINICAL RESEARCH TEAM OR SITE OF THE YEAR

MOST INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

DELIVERING RESEARCH IN COLLABORATION

CLINICAL RESEARCH ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

BEST SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT INNOVATION

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT (PPI)

EXCELLENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF COMMERCIAL LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH

RESEARCH STUDENT OF THE YEAR

MOST INNOVATIVE NHS TEAM

CLAHRC NWC PARTNER PRIORITY AWARD

NIHR @10 CLINICAL RESEARCH OUTSTANDING IMPACT

BEST INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

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