CRF nursing team wins hospital heroes award

Hospital Heroes 2015 winnersOur facility paediatric research nursing team took the University Hospital Southampton Hospital Heroes Clinical Impact Award, for delivering research behind a new meningitis vaccination programme for children.

Hospital Heroes is University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust's (UHSFT's) own awards for individuals and teams who are exceptional in their work and go the extra mile.

The clinical impact through research category recognises the hard work and dedication of those delivering research and its benefits.Our paediatric nursing team took the 2015 award thanks to their delivery of research in the facility that led to a new meningitis vaccination programme for all infants in the UK.  

The children’s research team provides high quality, individualised research care, ensuring all children have the opportunity to take part in and benefit from research within the facility.

The facility has over 40 research nurses and allied health professionals organised into four teams, led by experienced research sisters, and the combined CRF nursing team took second place in the same award.