Our Achievements

2019

NHS 70@70

Two members of our Nursing and Midwifery Team have been specially selected to join a pioneering programme designed to drive forward research on a local, regional and national level.

Nic Aldridge (Lead Nurse for Research and Development) and Dr Liz Bailey (Midwife Research Fellow) will join 68 other experts on the Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme over a three year period.

The aims of the ‘game-changing’ initiative are to strengthen the research voice and influence of nurses and midwives in NHS provider organisations.

PharmaTimes 2019

Our Research and Development (R&D) team has been recognised for its continued excellence at the PharmaTimes International Clinical Research of the Year Awards 2019.

Sonia Kandola (R&D Business Manager), Kate Herbert (Research Governance Associate) and Rupa Kumar (Research Nurse) passed two rounds of challenges to reach the finals and scooped the Bronze award in the NHS Clinical Research Site of the Year.

This demonstrates to the wider industry that the Trust is a place where high quality research takes place.

2018

CRN West Midlands Awards

UHCW staff received of a number of awards at the Clinical Research Network (CRN) West Midlands’ third Annual Awards, which were held on 4th October.

Individual winners were; Sukhdeep Bhutta from ICT Systems Development who received the Use of Digital Technology in Research Award in recognition of innovative use of digital technology in designing and delivering research, and Mojid Khan, Lead Pharmacist for Clinical Trials, who received the Support Service Award for his outstanding commitment to the delivery of clinical research.

   

Ceri Jones, Head of Research and Development, accepted the Business Intelligence Leader Award on behalf of the Research and Development (R&D) Team. The award, which the UHCW R&D Team won for the second year running, acknowledges our role as a Partner Organisation who has worked with the Clinical Research Network to provide the most up to date and complete data, and which has developed innovative solutions in EDGE whilst sharing best practice for other organisations.

   

Ceri also received an award on behalf of the Warwickshire Institute for the Study of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (WISDEM) Team, who were Highly Commended in the Patient & Public Involvement & Engagement category, for their commitment to involving patients or the public in research design and delivery.

More information about all the award categories and winning entries are available here

WMAHSN Awards

SMARTChip won the MidTECH award for the “Best NHS-Developed Medical Technology Innovation” at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Awards 2018.

SMARTChip is a purine biosensor using a finger-prick sample of blood to detect ischaemic brain events, which occur during a stroke. This new test could offer a lifeline to stroke patients by dramatically
reducing the amount of time it takes to recognise stroke symptoms.

SMARTChip has been developed through a series of research studies in collaboration with a vascular surgeon (Professor Chris Imray, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; a scientist / small and medium-sized enterprise, (Professor Nick Dale, Sarissa Ltd); and a stroke physician (Professor Christine Roffe, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust).

The award was collected by Ceri Jones (Head of R&D), Deborah Griggs (Research Portfolio Development Manager), and Norman Phillips (Patient representative).

HSJ Value Awards

UHCW NHS Trust was Highly Commended at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Awards 2018 in the Workforce efficiency category.