The RCoA in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network announced its research award winners in January. The awards, for members of the College, aim to recognise contributions of anaesthetists in training and training networks who are active in research.
Dr Charlotte Small, pictured, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust won the Trainee award and the Trainee network winner was South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix (SWARM) at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Applicants were required to outline their contribution to the leadership of several NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:
- demonstration of clinical leadership, enabling their organisation to increase its participation in clinical studies;
- how they engaged with patients to inform them of new opportunities to participate in clinical research;
- individual contributions to successful delivery of clinical research studies.
Professor Ravi Mahajan, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “I would like to personally congratulate Dr Charlotte Small and all of the SWARM team for their well-deserved awards in research and quality improvement. These awards represent outstanding contributions to the field of clinical research studies, and Dr Small and all of the team at Plymouth should be proud of everything they have accomplished this year.”