LTHT Research Nurses nominated for national award

Monday 21st August 2017

Nursing Times AwardsA team of Clinical Research Nurses at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust have been nominated for a prestigious Nursing Times Award for their work developing an induction resource for new staff.

The team, which includes Clinical Research Nurses Suzanne Rogerson, Tracey Crowther and Julie Baily (pictured, l-r), identified the need for induction materials for staff commencing a clinical research role. They set up a working group to establish the focus and required content of such a resource.

Produced over a 12-month period, the resource was piloted and revised before being launched Trust wide in December 2016. As well as setting out guidance to enable researchers to plan their induction, it offers information about available training, local and national resources available and other information staff might need to work in research.

The document complements the LTHT induction documentation and performance review process and is being used by staff new to research.

The Nursing Times Awards are among the most respected awards in the nursing and healthcare sector. Jenni Middleton, editor of Nursing Times, said: “Across the board, in all clinical areas and care settings – from the community to hospitals to care homes and beyond, we see nurses challenging the status quo and working hard to provide better quality, safer care and a better experience for those who use their services. The Nursing Times Awards is truly a celebration of their hard work, drive and talent.”

The winners will be announced on the 2 November at a celebration event held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.