Pennine Acute Trust wins Pharma Times ‘NHS Clinical Research Site of the Year’ award

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Pennine Acute Trust wins Pharma Times ‘NHS Clinical Research Site of the Year’ award
13 May 2016

THE Pennine Acute Trust has won a prestigious international award beating off stiff competition to win the ‘NHS Clinical Research Site’ award at this year’s Pharma Times International Clinical Researcher of the Year awards.

This award category was open to all NHS teams from across the UK and the Trust’s winning team was made up of Simon Kaye, Senior Research Nurse, based at The Royal Oldham Hospital, and Dr Steve Woby, Director of Research and Development at the Trust.

On Thursday 12 May, The Trust’s winning team joined hundreds of senior industry professionals for an awards ceremony and gala dinner celebrating the achievements of international clinical researchers. The award ceremony took place at London’s Lancaster Hotel with Matt Cooper, Life-sciences Development Director at National Institute for Health Research, presenting our winning team with the NHS Clinical Research Site award.

The annual International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition is designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers from all over the globe.

Dr. Steve Woby Ph.D, Director of Research & Development at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

"This competition provided a unique opportunity for our R&D service to benchmark its competencies and skills against our peers in an international learning environment. To be named NHS research site of the year is a fantastic achievement and an independent stamp of endorsement, highlighting our excellence in the field of clinical research."

Patients participating in high quality clinical research trials at the Trust can now attend their appointments in a purpose-built research unit.

Pictured left to right: Steve Woby Ph.D, Director of Research & Development; Simon Kaye, Senior Research Nurse; Jo Taylor, Research Nurse; Linda Kent, Senior Research Nurse; Matt Cooper, Life-sciences Development Director at National Institute for Health Research