CLAHRC North Thames has joined colleagues at CLAHRC North West London (NWL) and CLAHRC South London to present the 2017 Brian Turley Awards for Patient and Carer Involvement
This inaugural award was made last year by NIHR CLAHRC NWL in the memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner.
Brian (pictured left) became involved with NIHR CLAHRC NWL through ‘My Medication Passport’. Together with his mother Margaret, he was a passionate ambassador for the ‘My Medication Passport’.
Brian strongly believed the passport was a way to involve and engage people in their own care and to initiate better conversations with clinicians and other services including the police and the criminal justice system.
Sadly Brian died unexpectedly in February 2016 and in honour of his contribution and as a way to sustain his values and commitment to patient engagement and involvement the award is being extended to all three CLAHRC programmes in London and introducing two new categories.
The awards aim to celebrate and promote patient and carer involvement in healthcare research and improvement.
The awards will:
- Raise the profile of involvement
- Showcase examples from practice
- Promote reflection and shared learning
- Discourage ‘tick box practice’
For all three awards, we welcome nominations from teams and individuals who are actively and currently involved or working with patients/carers and the wider community.