Record-breaking number of MFT researchers shortlisted for the 2019 Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards

More MFT researchers than ever before have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards, taking place on Thursday 7 November.

Sixteen individuals and teams from across our Trust have been chosen from more than 200 nominations across 14 Greater Manchester trusts, primary care, academia and other local partners.

Dr Iain McLean, Acting Managing Director for Research and Innovation at MFT, said: “I would like to congratulate our finalists and thank everyone who took the time to complete a nomination form for this year’s Clinical Research Awards. Research across Greater Manchester is growing year-on-year, and it is inspiring to see so many researchers and teams across MFT being shortlisted for accolades across the board.

“Two finalists have been put forward for a lifetime achievement award to acknowledge their dedication and commitment to the Trust, which is particularly great to see. Our people have also received nominations for best debut and early career researcher of the year awards, which is fantastic as it demonstrates excellence at all stages of research and innovation pathway.

The hard work of many individuals and collaborative team efforts have been recognised in these nominations – demonstrating MFT’s vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population, by building an organisation that excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching – and I wish all finalists the very best of luck at the award ceremony in November.

Snippets of the MFT nominations can be seen by clicking on the boxes below:

Lifetime Achievement:

Research Midwife of the Year:

Research Practitioner of the Year:

Research Administrator / Coordinator of the Year:

Best Debut:

Outstanding Contribution:

Investigator of the Year:

Research Team of the Year (sponsored by Syneos Health):

Team Excellence Award for Research Patient Experience:

Early Career Researcher of the Year:

The awards are organised by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester and recognise the region’s hard-working and top-achieving researchers, research teams, R&D departments and other support staff.