North West Coast
Research and Innovation

Awards 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018
Preston North End FC

Congratulations to all winners and finalists in the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2018.

 

The awards were presented at a celebratory event at Preston North End, recognising research and innovation that has made a significant improvement to NHS and social care.

This was the third North West Coast awards event and judges dealt with a record number of entries. It was organised jointly by the Innovation Agency; NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast; and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast.

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Winner: Mr Keith Wilson – Research Patient Ambassador
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Finalists: University of Central Lancashire – PAR

University of Manchester/Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – COVER

 

RESEARCH FOR WELLBEING

Winner: Developing and evaluating neighbourhood resilience interventions to reduce health inequalities - CLAHRC NWC / Lancaster University

Finalists: Accelerating Delivery of Psychological Therapies after Stroke - University of Central Lancashire

What are the underlying reasons behind socioeconomic differences in doctor patient communication? - University of Liverpool / Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

 

RESEARCH STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Dr Ahmed Al-Naher, University of Liverpool

Finalists: Stephanie Heys, University of Central Lancashire

Suzanne Simpson, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

 

TAKING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE

Winner: Implementing a programme of prescribing error feedback in an acute hospital setting - St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Finalists: Reducing susceptibility to measles against the vulnerable - Public Health England North West / Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Team

The Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit - CLAHRC NWC

 

CULTURE FOR INNOVATION AWARD

Winner: Well Halton - NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Finalists: The Walton Centre - Ideas and Innovations, Promoting a culture of innovation from the most junior to the most senior in the Therapies Service

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust - Journey to develop a culture for innovation 

 

PATIENT SAFETY INNOVATION AWARD

Winner: Novel Nurse Led pathway for commencing Haemodialysis - Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust      

Finalists: Red Ninja, North West Ambulance Service, Dynniq, Future Cities Catapult, and Transport Systems Catapult - Innovating to improve Emergency Response

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust - E-Sepsis

 

        TRANSFORMATION AWARD                  

Winner: Bringing Genomics to Healthcare across the North West Coast, educating staff and patients and changing pathways - NWC Genomic Healthcare Alliance Education, Liverpool Health Partners

Finalists: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Midlands and Lancashire CSU, Lancashire CCGs - Improving care and outcomes for individuals with tracheostomies in the community 

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council - Identifying atrial fibrillation in Halton

 

PARTNERSHIP IN INNOVATION AWARD

Winner: Collaborative Partnerships -The Life Rooms

Finalists: Damibu - CATCH (Common Approach To Children’s Health) 

University of Central Lancashire, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Quotient Sciences, Alchemie, Liverpool Young People’s Advisory Group - Innovation in medicines manufacture, meeting the needs of children and young people through 3D-printed doses

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Dr Alison Birtle, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Finalists: Nicky Harding, Queen Square Medical Centre

Professor John Field, University of Liverpool

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Selina Johnson, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Finalists: Dr Helen Downs, Civic Medical Centre

Dr Deborah Williamson, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH TEAM OF THE YEAR

Winner: The Clinical Eye Research Centre at St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

Finalists: The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust - TONIC Research Team

Lancashire Clinical Research Facility

 

EXCELLENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF COMMERCIAL LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCH

Winner: The MEDIS Trial Team at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Finalists: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust - Better Safer Medicines

The Village Practice - Dr Preeti Pandya and Research Team

The University of Liverpool and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust - Combining genomic medicine and cancer therapeutics to redefine the care pathway to improve patient treatment and outcomes

 

The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2018 is a collaborative celebration event organised jointly by the Innovation Agency; NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast; and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast.