Six awards for the Trust from the National Institute for Health Research

Teams and individuals at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have received a record six honours at the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) North West London Clinical Research Awards for 2021.

The awards celebrate research achievements from the previous year across the North West London Clinical Research Network (CRN) and encourage the sharing of good practice between teams and organisations. The winning achievements demonstrated how they had created measurable improvement and impact in a two-minute pitch at the live virtual award ceremony on 11 November, with winners chosen by a vote from those attending. 

Winners from the Trust or linked with the Trust were celebrated across the following categories: 

  • Outstanding collaborative working: The Peart Rose research unit, surgery and oncology research team (PHOSP study team) 
  • Excellence in patient and public involvement and engagement: The Boiled Peanut Immunotherapy for the treatment of Peanut Allergy (BOPI) study team 
  • Outstanding research support: Sobia Mustafa, paediatric research nurse 
  • Outstanding team: The Children’s Clinical Research Facility 
  • Rising star: Caitlin Carr, clinical research nurse (Peart Rose research unit) and Kirupalini Mariampillai, paediatric staff nurse

Commenting on the achievement, Dr Bob Klaber, director of strategy, research and innovation, said: “It’s amazing to see Imperial researchers and research teams recognised by their colleagues and winning across so many categories at the CRN awards. This is a testament to the incredible research work taking place at our Trust, and across the wider health and care system in North West London, every day. Integrating research and innovation into clinical care is integral for furthering our understanding of medical science and improving care for patients and I'm very proud of this group of winners. They strongly illustrate the Trust's dedication to research but also to patient involvement and collaboration. Well done to all who were shortlisted.” 

Read more about the NIHR CRN Awards and find out about all the shortlisted teams and individuals.