We are looking for evidence of significant advancement and progression of clinical research activity at Trust/practice level within the last 12 months. Specific entry criteria
Submissions should demonstrate progression in the extent to which the Trust/Primary Care practice as a whole has enhanced clinical research as part of its core business over the last 12 months.
Judges will be looking for evidence of an organisation-wide approach 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 an enhanced and improved research culture are welcomed):
- Development of a portfolio of clinical research trials in the organisation or a sizeable improvement to the level of research commitment
- Evidence of expansion in the breadth of disease specialties or service areas engaged in clinical research e.g. research taking place in a new part of the Trust
- Evidence of new strategies or projects that have significantly increased 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
- Evidence of enhanced patient engagement and contribution to strategic decision-making about research
- The introduction or expansion 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 or prioritising and developing a previously insubstantial area e.g. 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