Category 1 – Teams working with patients, service users, carers, families and communities

This award recognises research and improvement teams who can demonstrate how they have worked with patients, services users, carers, families and communities to ensure that those on the receiving end of research and care influence the process and the end results.

This award is open to applied health research and improvement teams who can demonstrate a direct connection with the London CLAHRC programmes for example through being funded or affiliated, or subject to scrutiny in the CLAHRC governance structures.

Before entering, read and consider the following success criteria carefully

What the judging panel will be looking for:

1. Activity that has been designed and delivered with the input of patients and carers from as an early stage as possible

2. Attempts to involve and engage people who are less likely to be heard but have much to say for example children and young people, those with learning difficulties or sensory impairments and people from minority communities including carers

3. Reflection and a desire to improve the practice of patient and carer involvement moving it away from a tick-box exercise to a two-way learning process

Background information to help you prepare

Information about eligibility and how to nominate (Brian_Turley_Awards_Eligibility criteria)

Information about preparing a nomination (Brian_Turley_Awards_Nomination information)

Nomination Form (Brian_Turley_Awards_Nomination form)

Brian Turley Awards for Patient and Public Involvement

CLAHRC North Thames has joined colleagues at CLAHRC North West London (NWL) and CLAHRC South London to present the Brian Turley Awards for Patient and Carer Involvement

Winners have been announced! Click here to see who the winners and runners up were in each category

The three London CLAHRCS are proud to present these awards, created to celebrate and promote patient and carer involvement in healthcare research and improvement. The awards honour the memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner who sadly died unexpectedly in February 2016.

The awards honour the contribution of Brian Turley a tireless patient advocate and campaigner for disability rights

The awards aim to celebrate and promote patient and carer involvement in healthcare research and improvement – aiming to

  • 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.

Winners will get the chance to work with artist Sandra Howgate to develop materials of their choice – a picture, flyer, poster or other graphic that represents their work

Read about last year’s winners

Closing date 12 Noon on Thursday 1st March 2018

Background information to help you prepare

Information about eligibility and how to nominate (Brian_Turley_Awards_Eligibility criteria)

Information about preparing a nomination (Brian_Turley_Awards_Nomination information)

Nomination Form (Brian_Turley_Awards_Nomination form)

The awards categories

Category 1 – Teams working with patients, service users, carers, families and communities

Category 2 – Early career researcher, including PhD students, service user researchers and members of CLAHRC Fellowship Programmes

Category 3 – Patient/Service User/Carer with influence

For more information contact:

Rachel Matthews – NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London r.matthews@imperial.ac.uk

07889 179 034

Stan Papoulias – NIHR CLAHRC South London konstantina.papoulia@kcl.ac.uk 

+44 (0) 20 7848 5077

Steven Towndrow – NIHR CLAHRC North Thames s.towndrow@ucl.ac.uk

+44 (0)203 108 3241

The role of board-level clinical leaders in quality improvement

CLAHRC researcher Dr Lorelei Jones has been invited to deliver a seminar on the role of clinical leaders on NHS boards in quality improvement (QI).

The Health Services Research Centre is a leading authority on health care management and has invited Lorelei as part of their prestigious events series.

The poster below gives an overview of what she will be covering.

Dr Jones is part of our iQUASER study looking at how NHS boards implement QUASER – a dialogical tool for senior hospital leaders to develop and implement QI strategies across their organisation.

Lorelei will be presenting some results from her extensive fieldwork among NHS boards for this research, which involved interviewing board members, observing meetings and scrutinising papers and documents.

Patterns of childhood body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity in South Asian and black participants in the English National child measurement programme: Effect of applying BMI adjustments standardizing for ethnic differences in BMI-body fatness associations

Prof Angela Harden

Angela Harden is a Professor of Community and Family Health. She is a social scientist with expertise in public health and evidence-informed policy and practice. She has conducted extensive research into the health of young people and the communities in which they live. Key themes in her research include sexual and reproductive health, mental health, health inequalities, the wider determinants of health and the evaluation of complex interventions. Angela has a keen interest in research synthesis, transfer and exchange. She is widely known for her methodological work integrating qualitative research into systematic reviews. Motivated by a desire to learn from the views and experiences of those targeted by public health interventions, this work has received international acclaim.
Before joining UEL Angela held research and teaching positions in a number of universities including the Institute of Education at the University of London, Kings College, and Middlesex University. In 2003 she was awarded a four year senior research fellowship by the Department of Health on the promotion of young people’s health. Her most recent post was as Associate Director of the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre at the Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education. Here she ran a number of large research projects as well as contributing to the design and delivery of a new MSc in Evidence Informed Policy and Practice. Between 2005 and 2008 she co-directed the Methods for Research Synthesis Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. Internationally, Angela is an active contributor to the Cochrane and Campbell collaborations. She is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Qualitative Methods Research Group and was a co-director of the Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field until it became the Cochrane Public Health Review Group in 2008. She now serves on the methodological advisory board for this new research group.
As a newly appointed Professor of Community and Family Health, Angela’s remit is to develop a programme of research linked to improving the health of Newham. Working closely with colleagues in UEL, Newham University Hospital Trust and relevant external partners, she will focus on research with local relevance for improving health and reducing inequalities. Please click here for more details on this research programme.