Trust’s contribution to research recognised at Evening of Excellence

On Thursday 18th November the Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester held an Evening of Excellence where a number of teams and staff from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust were recognised for their contribution to research over the past 18 months.

The Evening of Excellence, run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), celebrated the valuable achievements of nominees who were shortlisted in the different award categories. As well as acknowledging the staff behind the incredible health and care research which has taken place during the pandemic, the evening featured insights, reflections and messages of thanks from a number of special guests from the Greater Manchester and national research system.

The following teams and individuals from the Trust were commended for their work to support research:

Commendations for Adaptive Working category
Core Clinical Trials Administrators

Trailblazers in Covid-19 Research Response category
Research Team

Compelling Collaborators category
Misbah Javid, Biomedical Scientist and Laboratory Medicine Team

Exceptional Leadership category
Gareth Hughes, Consultant in Critical Care

Resuming Recovery category
Women’s Colposcopy Team

Special Recognition for Services to Research category
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team

Special Recognition for Services to Research category
Owais Maskati, Junior Doctor

Some of the work that teams from the Trust have contributed to has included studies to look at why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or after previous infection, why some people are affected by COVID-19 more than others, how COVID-19 spreads and how to help diabetic patients with COVID-19.

Alison Loftus, Research Manager at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“It’s fantastic that the valuable work of so many of our staff and teams has been recognised in this way, and I’m very proud that research taking place here in Bolton has contributed to regional, national and international studies.

“Taking part in trials also gives our teams the opportunity to learn and develop new techniques, which ultimately contributes to the constant improvements being made in the care and treatments that we can provide to our patients.”

The recording of the Evening of Excellence can be viewed again on YouTube.


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