Exceptional Recruitment Strategy 2017!
(Dr Belinda Lennox, Dr Nick Wooding, Sophie Maslen, Liga Rugena)
This year our research team won the 'Exceptional Recruitment Strategy' award on Tuesday 26th September 2017
Practice partner Dr Nick Wooding said: “It’s very hard to always find the time that is needed to keep up to date, but one of the advantages of research projects is that we can focus on areas of clinical importance and contribute to evidence based medicine. There are lots of research projects out there but we concentrate on the ones which will directly benefit the NHS and our patients such as better hypertension control, depression management, flu like illness and weight loss research in obesity – all big burdens on the NHS."
Sophie said: “We all deserve the best possible care and it is only through research that patient care will continue to improve.”
We were nominated by Lan Jenner, Primary Care Research Facilitator at the LCRN, who wrote: “South Oxford Health Centre has a small list size of 4,180 but, despite this, they have consistently been amongst the top five recruiters in Thames Valley for many difficult to recruit to studies, competing against large practices with list sizes of 9,000 to 15,000 patients. Over the past three years, they have conducted over 40 studies and recruited over 400 patients for Thames Valley. Their secret to a successful recruitment strategy is buy-in from their patients; a dedicated, talented and organised research team and an entire practice committed to making research a priority.”
Exceptional primary care team 2016!
(Liga Rugena, Dr. Al-Dabagh, Jill Millin, Sophie Maslen, Dr. Wooding)
On Wednesday 12th October 2016, SOHC was selected among the winners of the first ever Thames Valley Health Research Awards, for the 'Exceptional primary care team'.
The awards are a new initiative by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to health research in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.
Having only set-up our research team in December 2015, we are absolutely delighted to have won this award and we would like to say a big thank you to our patients who have taken part in our research studies over the last year - because without your participation, there would be no award!