Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that a member of our staff has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for her great work in research and innovation.
Deborah Williamson, Consultant Oncologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted in the category of Clinical Research Rising Star of the Year in the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.
Deborah Williamson has worked at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals for nine years as a consultant. Deborah said: “I am passionate that we all need to show an interest and become involved in research. I am delighted to be part of the colorectal team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, who are motivated to involve patients in surgical as well as oncology trials. This has been key to our success in improving research awareness and recruitment to trials amongst our patients. I am so happy to have been nominated for this award.”
Deborah was nominated by her colleague, Alison Birtle, Consultant Oncologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Alison said: “I am so pleased that Deborah has been shortlisted for this award which is an accolade to the work that she does on a daily basis. Research should never be an optional extra - every patient should have the opportunity of being considered for a trial appropriate to their medical condition as that is the way we improve the treatment for them and for the patients of the future. Deborah truly deserves to win this award for her hard work and commitment to research.”
Research is extremely important to us at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to enable us to offer our patients and their families the high quality care they deserve. Our NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility was opened officially last year. The facility, based at Royal Preston Hospital, is one of only 23 NIHR clinical research facilities in the country.
The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards celebrate the excellent work being undertaken across the region in clinical research and innovation in healthcare. More specifically, the awards aim to demonstrate how clinical research and innovation have an impact on patient care.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 8th March at Preston North End Football Club.