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South London researchers celebrated by NIHR and Royal College of Physicians

Researchers across south London have been recognised for their work with prestigious awards.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and Royal College of Physicians (RCP) run an annual award in partnership to recognise the outstanding contributions of NHS consultants and trainees who are active in research.

The winners in south London are as follows:

Consultant category

  • Anna Goodman, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ronak Rajani, Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Trainee category

  • Lisa Leung, ST7 Cardiology Trainee in Electrophysiology and Devices, South London Deanery for Cardiology - Rotations at St George’s, University of London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Nick Lemoine, NIHR CRN Medical Director, congratulated the winners. He said:

“Clinical leadership is vital for the world-leading performance of the NIHR CRN. Each of the consultants and trainees who are prize winners this year has made outstanding contributions to the delivery of research studies in their region. It is wonderful to see the next generation of researchers coming through.”

Royal College of Physicians Academic Vice President, Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, said:

“Our winners are some of the most skilled and talented researchers in their field. It’s a true privilege to be able to reward them for the fantastic work they’ve done.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of research, making the recognition of achievements such as those made by our winners all the more important. I hope this will also serve as yet further evidence of the need to embed research within clinical practice.”

Trainee award winners attended the Royal College of Physicians New Members ceremony last month for their presentation. Consultant award winners were invited to the Harveian Oration the previous month for their presentation. Find out more about the awards on the RCP’s website.