The team of Clinical Research Nurses from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Nursing category for this year’s Nursing Times Awards. The team work to identify new studies, using medicines and without, that may help improve the care and treatment for people living with dementia. Initially the team collaborated with DeNDRON (Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network) who helped establish the Lancashire Care Older Adults Research Unit. The research is now led by the Clinical Research Nursing Team at the Trust who develop working relationships with industry partners and academics to increase knowledge in the treatment of dementia.
Karen Palmer, Clinical Research Nursing Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“The work that takes place within the team is extremely important with regards the treatment of dementia. By allowing patients to participate in the research, this enables them to have access to new medicines, treatments and services. This in turn helps us to develop improved methods of treatment for dementia patients.
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Award and it is a huge honour to receive recognition of our work by our peers. The team are looking forward to the next stage of the project which involves collaboration with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to widen the research taking place to help people with dementia across Lancashire.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in October.