Presentation of award to nurse Kate Clayton

Research Network honours Kate

Senior Emergency Medicine Research Nurse at Salford Royal Kate Clayton won the award for Outstanding Contribution in the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2015.

Kate is an expert in addressing the issues in recruiting severely injured and unwell patients within the challenging environment of a Major Trauma Centre’s Emergency Department. She ensures recruitment through out of hours working and great team management and addresses all the complex consent, documentation and biomedical sample processing requirements for each study. Kate’s exceptional recruitment has led to the team being commended by the sponsors for recruiting 100 traumatic brain injury patients to a study and over recruiting to various other complex studies.

Kate (pictured with CRN:GM Director Professor Martin Gibson and Chair of INVOLVE Simon Denegri) works very closely with the clinical Emergency Department nurses, ensuring research runs alongside clinical care in this very hectic department.

Also shortlisted in the awards, organised by the NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester, were the Citizen Scientist project and Help BEAT Diabetes in the Research Impact category, Sarah Rushton in the Research Practitioner of the Year section and Anne Keen in the Research Nurse of the Year category.

THINKphysical, the first festival to focus on both mental and physical health issues, won the Public Engagement category for CLAHRC, while the CLASSIC study into the integrated care programme in Salford won a special award for Innovation.

Click here for the full list of award winners.