RESEARCHERS from East Lancashire Hospitals Trust celebrated when the winners of an annual awards were revealed.

Research midwife Bev Hammond received the recognition she deserved after winning the Special Award for Exceptional Patient Care’ award, as well as being shortlisted for the ‘Research Midwife of the Year’ award.

First time researchers Karen Davies and Yvonne Grimes were also runners-up for the Research Nurse of the Year award.

The 2019 Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards took place on November 7.

It saw staff from the region’s hospital trusts, primary care centres and other local partners gather in Manchester city centre for the seventh-annual ceremony to toast excellence in health research delivery.

The black tie event was organised by NIHR Clinical Research Network, Greater Manchester (CRN GM), in association with Syneos Health, who kindly sponsored the Research Team of the Year award.

This year more than 200 nominations were received, with submissions coming from across Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire.