Danetre Medical Practice has come second in a prestigious national award for the work it has done to maximise clinical research activity for the patients of their Practice.
Clinical research is the way that doctors gather evidence about new treatments in order to improve patient care in the NHS. Most NHS organisations do some level of research, but there is a national drive to increase the number of opportunities for patients to take part in high-quality research studies.
The “Clinical Research Impact” highly commended award was presented to Danetre Medical Practice at a ceremony on London’s Park Lane on Wednesday evening (19 November 2014).
The award was sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network. It is presented to the NHS organisation that has gone the extra mile to embed clinical research as core business and harness clinical research impacts to improve services and treatments for its patients.
Danetre Medical Practice received the award after demonstrating how research can be a core service within a GP Practice.
Dr Heer Research Lead on behalf of Danetre said:
“Research is a core part of the services we provide at Danetre Medical Practice. We believe it is every patients’ fundamental right to be given the opportunity to get involved in research about health issues which are important to them and impact on their daily lives. General Practice is at the coal-face of providing medical care for all patients and is as such the best place to carry out research which will hopefully improve care and outcomes for all. It is therefore important to recognise primary care as major contributor to the research agenda and we at Danetre Medical Practice feel very proud that our work in this area has been recognised in this commendation”
Dr Jeffers Senior Partner said:
“It was a fantastic achievement for Danetre Medical Practice to be shortlisted for this award, but to be placed second was a testimony to all the hard work put in by our staff and patients, who have been 100% supportive”
Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive Officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network said:
“What’s happening in Danetre is impressive. The Surgery has truly embraced clinical research by involving their patients in every part of the process.”
Joining the congratulations was Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, she said:
“Clinical research is an important element of the work of all parts of the NHS, and we know it is something that patients really value. Our vision is that every patient will be offered the chance to take part in a research study as a standard part of their treatment – whether that’s at their GP surgery or hospital. We have yet to achieve this in the NHS as a whole, but Danetre Medical Practice have demonstrated how, with great leadership and strong team work, great progress can be made in making the vision a reality.”
Notes to Editors:
For further press information contact:
Jo Gilford Practice Manager Danetre medical Practice Jo.Gilford@gp-k83015.nhs.uk
NIHR Clinical Research Network press office
Emma Bender: Tel: 0113 343 0330: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the NIHR Clinical Research Network
The NIHR Clinical Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research. We provide researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in the NHS, so that more research takes place across England, and more patients can take part. This practical support includes:
- reducing the “red-tape” around setting up a study
- enhancing NHS resources, by funding the people and facilities needed to carry out research “on the ground”
- helping researchers to identify suitable NHS sites, and recruit patients to take part in research studies
- and advising researchers on how to make their study “work” in the NHS environment.
- www.crn.nihr.ac.uk – Website for the Clinical Research Network (CRN)
Danetre Medical Practic Vision
To be a compassionate and committed provider of clinical excellence where our staff are motivated to achieve their potential to deliver diverse, local, patient centred services.