Research Support Manager Louise Bell has won a regional award for the excellent support she gives the team at Salisbury District Hospital and her role in helping start new research studies on conditions that disrupt blood flow.
The Clinical Research Network (CRN) awards are given annually by the National Institute for Health Research and recognise and reward inspirational work that is taking place across the NHS.
The Wessex CRN Awards covered 10 categories, with nominations coming from NHS trusts across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Isle of Wight. Louise won the Support Excellence category.
Louise was nominated for her award by Consultant Haematologist, Tamara Everington. Dr Everington said: “Salisbury punches very highly above its weight for research within the NHS and so much of this is due to the excellent work of our research department and their knowledge and expertise which is vital to research carried out by our clinical staff.”
“The whole of the research support team here are excellent, but Louise really stands out. She has been key to helping us start up new streams of research on conditions that disrupt blood flow such as blood clots. We are always very well supported and her role in supporting the delivery of the programme and successfully increasing recruitment to a range of key studies has been crucial to the success of this important area of research.”
Louise Bell said: “I’m really grateful to the team here for their support of my work and to the CRN, which has recognised my contribution through this support excellence award. We have an innovative and thriving research department here and I’m proud that my award reflects the fantastic contribution Salisbury makes to research programmes in this country.”