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Nominations are open – Let’s celebrate our research stars!

Nominations are open – Let’s celebrate our research stars!

15 October 2019

Nominations are now open for the Support & Delivery Impact Awards 2020. Let’s showcase the hard-working, high-achieving staff from the Support & Delivery service that have made a difference to research in Wales. But we can only honour these research stars with your help.

That’s why we’re appealing to you to nominate an individual or team who deserve recognition for a 2020 Support & Delivery Impact Award.

We’ll be presenting four awards at the event, three will be based on our Support & Delivery service strategic aims, which will acknowledge the valuable research delivery achievements made by individuals and teams:

  • Public

We will increase opportunities for patients and the public to participate in, and benefit from, safe ethical research, regardless of geographical locations.

  • Research community

We will enable industry and chief investigators to set-up studies in multiple sites across Wales in a single access, streamlined and efficient way.

  • Staff

We will attract and deploy appropriately skilled, qualified and experienced staff in a consistent way across Health and Care Research Wales, embedding shared values and behaviours.

The final award, the One Wales award, will acknowledge those across the Support & Delivery Service that are working hard to realise a One Wales Seamless Service for supporting and delivering high quality health and social care research.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Support & Delivery event on 19 May 2020 at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel.

Nicola Williams, director of support & delivery said: “There is fantastic research taking place in Wales and our awards are designed to celebrate the hard work and excellence that makes it all possible.

“So I would encourage everyone in the Support & Delivery service to consider nominating a person, or team, if they have excelled in the past year. We really do rely on your nominations to ensure the most deserving staff from right across Wales are recognised.”

Last year’s winners included research assistant Sarah Davies, the Hywel Dda research nurses, Lydia Vitolo, industry manager, research nurse Anna Roynon-Reed, and the critical care research team at the University Hospital of Wales.

Find out more about the winners in our 2019 award winner news item. Could you or your colleagues be a part of next year’s story? Nominate yourself or someone you know now to be in with the chance.

How do I submit an application?

Applications from all members of the Health and Care Research Wales Support & Delivery service are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone you know, for a Support & Delivery Impact award please fill out the form below.

In 200 words or less, your application should showcase a benefit or positive change that has occurred as a result of the work of the nominated individual or team. The evidence of impact in your application should be about a genuine reflection and analysis of thinking, practice and actions.

You can also attach a supporting image or photo to your application.

We welcome applications in Welsh. Please note that applications received in Welsh will be translated into English before being assessed.

Application forms must be completed online by 17:00 on 16 March 2020.

Applications will be assessed by a panel made up of members of Health and Care Research Wales’ Support & Delivery staff.  

If you have any issues completing this form or do not receive the confirmation email please contact healthandcareresearch@wales.nhs.uk

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