The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Admin & Clerical

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
  • Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
  • Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
  • A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

The Research Admin Team are based in the Horizon Centre at Torbay Hospital. Although a small team, they are committed, friendly and hard working. Every day they fully support each other and clinical teams, not just within research but within the hospital, to ensure that the delivery of research for patients is delivered in a safe manner and that all relevant ethics and governance rules are adhered to. The support they contribute enables their research delivery team colleagues to recruit participants to much needed research along with meeting their own targets during the year. They are involved at every stage of a study from the set-up to closeout and archiving. They do this whilst managing over 160 studies that are currently taking place at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. They work tirelessly throughout sometimes difficult circumstances (e.g. the pandemic), having to adapt to different ways of working at short notice, to giving their all and stepping up to achieve the very short timescales setting up a number of Urgent Public Health research studies and working alongside another research department in Devon to work on a vaccine study whilst continuing to support local studies too at the same time with commitment. They are a very positive and knowledgeable admin team who are continually working hard to streamline and standardise areas of our work wherever possible and communicate to everyone to continually support any improvement, performance and achievements of the whole research team making it an innovative place to work. The Research admin team are: Reliable Enthusiastic Supportive Enjoyable to manage Adaptable Robust Committed Highly Engaged Team
Rating: 7.0/10. From 3 votes.
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