The fifth NDHT research and development symposium was held at NDDH. The day was a fantastic success and very well attended by staff from many disciplines and professions from across the Trust and beyond.
This year, Dr Jack Shaw, consultant in genitourinary medicine, discussed current challenges in sexual health research. The sexual health team went on to win the NDHT research champion of the year (team) award for their outstanding contribution and success in research, running several studies including PrEP IMPACT and Safetxt.
The award was presented by Dr Roope Manhas, director of research, to Abbey Eboigbe, nurse adviser, who accepted on behalf of the team.
The individual research champion of the year award was won by Monica Chan, specialist nurse in gastroenterology, for her enthusiasm and drive particularly in regard to the IBD bio-resource study.
Other topics discussed throughout the day included the use of evidence in clinical practice, the importance of the research ethics committee and maintaining an ethical approach, and the benefits of collaborative working.
The highlight of the day was hearing from one of our patients, Jane Maynard, who has taken part in an oncology research study here at NDHT. She shared her perspective and delivered a very well-observed discussion of the pros and cons of being involved in research.