Winners revealed at Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022
The winners of the Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022, sponsored by Clinerion, were revealed during an evening of celebration.
The local research community gathered for the ceremony hosted by NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester at The Etihad Stadium on Thursday 29 September 2022.
There were winners from across Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire during the evening, which recognised the achievements of teams and individuals who delivered, or enabled the delivery of, high quality NIHR CRN Portfolio research during 2021/22.
The ceremony opened with a keynote speech from Sir Richard Leese, Chairman of Greater Manchester’s new NHS Integrated Care Board.
Sir Richard ended his address with the promising news that a study published earlier in the day showed that the devolution deal which granted Greater Manchester increased control over a range of public services, including health and social care, has been linked to a positive impact on life expectancy.
Winners were then announced in 12 categories, including the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Team - Ways of Working, sponsored by global pharmaceutical contract research organisation PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, and the award for Inclusive Involvement Excellence, sponsored by global clinical research organisation and biopharmaceutical services company Parexel.
The award for Transforming Research Delivery was sponsored by the event’s headline sponsor Clinerion, a commercial partner which provides real world data solutions.
Following the presentation of the advertised awards, three Special Awards, linked to CRN Greater Manchester’s values of Inclusive Involvement, Relevant Research and Exceptional Experience, were presented.
The night finished when Professor Martin Gibson, CRN Greater Manchester’s Co-Clinical Director, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award following his years of service to the local research community.
Sarah Fallon, Chief Operating Officer for NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester, said: “It was a pleasure for CRN Greater Manchester to host this event to recognise the outstanding achievements made across our network over the past year.
“The standard of all our finalists was exceptionally high and the stories we heard about all of their successes, across such a range of delivery models and settings, highlighted the amazing research community we’re so lucky to have in Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire.
“Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for making it such a special evening.”
Best Public Engagement
Mohammed Tariq and Dr Stuart Stewart - Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Prioritising Wellbeing Award
Paediatric Clinical Research Team - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Outstanding Achievement by a Team - Ways of Working, Sponsored by PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Presented by Steven Burke, PPD Director for Strategic Site Collaborations
East Cheshire Research Team - East Cheshire NHS Trust
Outstanding Achievement by a Team - Study Delivery
Presented by Ali Austin, Deputy Director of Research in the Innovation, Research and Life Sciences Group at NHS England
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team - Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Primary Care or Community Research Contribution
Peterloo Medical Centre
Exceptional Research Delivery Leadership
Miriam Avery - Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Inclusive Involvement Excellence, Sponsored by Parexel
Nicky Lidbetter - CEO of Anxiety UK and Director of Mental Health at the Big Life Group
Collaborative Working Accomplishment
Presented by Emma Lowe, Head of Research Policy: Clinical Research and Growth, at the Department of Health and Social Care
End-of-life advance care planning project - North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, and Lancaster University
Early Career Researcher Achievement
Dr Emma Searle - The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Best Contribution to Research Delivery outside of the NHS
Siddiq Diwan - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Transforming Research Delivery, Sponsored by Clinerion
Presented by Luis Magalhaes, Clinerion Head of Site Network Development, and Jackie Dowell, Clinerion Director for Site and Patient Networks.
GBS3 trial team - East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Putting Participants First
Presented by Professor Jane Eddleston, Joint Group Medical Director of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Christie Lymphoma Research Team - The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Special Award for Inclusive Involvement
Presented by Roger Spencer, chief executive of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Chairman of our CRN Greater Manchester Partnership Board.
Sarah Penkett - Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Special Award for Relevant Research
Presented by Professor Phil Kalra, CRN Greater Manchester Theme Lead for Relevant Research.
Bill Greenwood OBE - accepted by Ann and Richard, wife and son of the late Bill
Special Award for Exceptional Experience
Presented by Dr Abdul Ashish, CRN Greater Manchester Theme Lead for Exceptional Experience
Dr Adrian Parry-Jones - Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, accepted by Vikki O’Loughlin, and Jean Crompton and Jane Jackson, wife and daughter of the late John Crompton
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by Roger Spencer, chief executive of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Chairman of our CRN Greater Manchester Partnership Board
Professor Martin Gibson - CRN Greater Manchester