We are looking for evidence of progress in embedding a culture of clinical research at Trust/practice level.
Specific entry criteria
Submissions should demonstrate a step-change in the extent to which the Trust/Primary Care practice as a whole has embraced clinical research as part of its core business.
Judges will be looking for initiatives or projects that have significantly increased the level of research activity or patient participation in research studies across the organisation, rather than good practice in running specific research studies.
Submissions could include one or more of the following elements (although these are not exhaustive and other examples of a step-change in research culture are welcomed):
- Introduction of clinical research trials into the organisation for the first time, or a sizeable change to the level research commitment
- Evidence of expansion in the breadth of disease specialties or service areas engaged in clinical research - eg research taking place in a new part of the Trust
- Evidence of new strategies or projects that have made an impact on the scope of research activity undertaken
- Evidence of far-reaching promotional campaigns that have raised patient awareness of research activity, and increased access to research participation
- The introduction of special training and development (above and beyond the norm) that has increased research capacity across the Trust
- Evidence of an initiative or programme of activity to champion clinical research at Trust/practice level
- Evidence of embracing new types of research - eg research sponsored by commercial life-sciences companies
- Evidence of how the adoption of clinical research study findings has led to significant service improvement and/or improved patient outcomes