SEVEN leading experts are to drive research forward at Salford Royal and Pennine Acute NHS hospitals.
They have been appointed as Clinical Research Leads and will play key roles in increasing the amount of research and supporting colleagues to carry out high quality studies to benefit both the 1.3million people in the area covered by the Trusts and the wider 3.2 million population in Greater Manchester.
At Salford Royal, Professor Phil Kalra is the Principal Clinical Research Lead, with Professor Andy King and Dr David Rog as Senior Clinical Research Leads.
Dr Jimmy Limdi and Dr Jason Raw are joint Principal Clinical Research Leads at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Rochdale Infirmary.
The Principal Clinical Research Leads for North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital are Dr Andy Ustianowski and Dr Georgios Antoniou respectively.
Together, the seven have many decades of experience of running high quality studies to improve patient treatment and care. And because research is a shared service across Pennine Acute and Salford Royal, they will be able to share their expertise with up and coming researchers from all the hospitals – the Royal Oldham, North Manchester General, Fairfield, Rochdale Infirmary and Salford Royal.
Their specialties include kidney disease (Prof Kalra), neurosurgery (Prof King), vascular surgery (Dr Antoniou), gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease (Dr Limdi), geriatric medicine and Parkinson’s disease (Dr Raw), neurology and multiple sclerosis (Dr Rog), and infectious diseases including HIV and viral hepatitis (Dr Ustianowski).
The Group’s Chief Medical Director Dr Chris Brookes said: “Research is essential to the NHS and helps us to improve treatments and patient care. I am delighted to welcome these distinguished clinicians to their new roles encouraging and supporting our workforce in making a real difference to patients’ lives.”
Main Picture: Dr Jason Raw and Dr Jimmy Limdi
Pictured Below: Dr Andy Ustianowski and Dr Georgios Antoniou