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Derby A&E research group wins top award

Published 29/05/2018
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Derby Teaching Hospitals’ new Emergency Department research group has been presented with an award for its work. 

Research Emergency MEdicine DerbY (REMEDY) was established at the end of last year and conducts national and local clinical emergency medicine trials at the Royal Derby Hospital’s A&E department. 

REMEDY has so far attracted funding for two local projects and completed two unfunded studies, while 10 separate emergency medicine trials are also currently at various stages of development. 

This crucial research into emergency medicine has been acknowledged with the ‘Rising Star’ award at the Clinical Research Network (CRN) East Midlands Research Awards.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and REMEDY Lead, Dr Graham Johnson, said: “It’s fantastic to see the hard work that the team and the department have put in to developing research being recognised externally. I’m incredibly proud to work with such excellent people and am looking forward to building on this early success to ensure that research becomes fully part of our day-to-day practice.”

Research Fellow Dr Andrew Tabner was also shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Research by a Trainee’ category’ for his work with REMEDY at the CRN East Midlands Research Awards.

He said: “We are honoured and humbled to receive the award and it is a reflection of the hard work, energy and enthusiasm that the entire department has dedicated towards the research efforts with the end goal of improving the care we provide for our patients.” 

Whilst A&E can be a challenging environment in which to conduct research, the REMEDY research group has actually managed to use the high patient turnover to their advantage.

REMEDY have so far managed to make each recruitment target in every active study and actually recruited their first patient to take part in one trial within just 20 minutes of it going live.    

Last Modified 29/05/2018