UNIVERSITY Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a top national award.
The team are finalist for the fifth year running for the NHS Clinical Research Site of the Year 2017 in the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards 2017.
Reaching the final indicates to the National Institute for Health Research and wider industry that the Trust is a place where high quality research happens.
The team from Research and Development at University Hospital passed two rounds of challenges to reach the finals.
Though the final was held last week (March 23), the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 18.
Judges looked for outstanding communication skills as a team and excellence in an understanding of the NHS clinical research environment.
Used to discover new treatments, clinical trials can help people understand how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.
Professor Chris Imray, director of research and development, said: “This award is important as it recognises the key role NHS Research and Development teams provide to the pharmaceutical industry.
“Our local knowledge and relationships speed up the set up and delivery of clinical trials for our partners.
“Research helps us deliver better outcomes for our patients who have the opportunity to take part in trials of new treatments.
“Although the work we do is challenging and we are always busy, we are delighted this shortlist recognises the great job we do.”