We are delighted to share that Sarah Buckley, Research Nurse at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals, has been shortlisted for Research Nurse/Midwife of the Year at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards.
The awards aim to recognise and reward the inspirational and innovative research work that takes place across the NHS, public health and social care, whilst celebrating individuals who have made a difference in research.
Since joining the Trust, Sarah has shown tremendous efforts in covering a range of research studies across Acute Care areas and Breast Cancer. The studies she has helped run encompass both NIHR portfolio trials as well as commercial studies.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Sarah was redeployed to ICU having been an ICU nurse in her previous role. While continuing to help with recruitment to studies, principally the RECOVERY trial, Sarah helped cover the hospital for recruitment to the study, including screening across multiple wards. As well as her research role, she was an invaluable support to the ICU and made herself indispensable to the staff on the department. Sarah was also principal investigator to the CCP Cancer study during COVID, whilst also setting up and opening several new ICU trials and working on the PROVENT study, where she helped recruit the first patient in the UK.
The winners will be announced during the CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards ceremony on 17 May.
Good luck Sarah!