At the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) Annual Conference in Glasgow, the Research Practice Award was given to Claremont Medical Practice.
Located in Exmont, the practice was praised for showing both innovation and excellence in delivering clinical research to its patients.
Lisa Gibbons, a GP partner at the practice comments, “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the RCGP Research Practice of the year award. As a practice, we have made a team effort to dedicate more time and resources to our research work which has become embedded in the fabric of the care we deliver and which was commended by Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are delighted that this award recognises our team effort in increasing primary care research.”
The practice also expressed their gratefulness to its patients who participated in research and other research conversations. The process involved the applicants planning their activities in the future that would improve research delivery.
The Chief Operating Officer and Lead for Nursing at the NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula, Helen Quinn, comments, “This is a fantastic achievement and very well-deserved. The contribution that the Claremont Practice team has made to clinical research is very worthy of celebration – by providing their patients with opportunities to take part in the latest clinical trials they are giving them access to the very latest treatments and technologies.”
NIHR has worked to significantly increase the number of clinical research done in the NHS since its beginning in 2006. Through the NIHR Clinical Research Network, it has focused on the engagement of NHS clinicians as a vital factor for growing its success, especially due to the several competing demands on the time and resources of clinicians.