New for 2018 – Brian Turley Awards are now open to all three London CLAHRC programmes


This inaugural award was made in 2017 by NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London in memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner. Sadly Brian died unexpectedly in February 2016 and in honour of his contribution and as a way to sustain his values and commitment to patient engagement and involvement we are extending the award this year to all three CLAHRC programmes in London and introducing two new categories.

The three awards categories are:

Award 1: Team working with patients, service users, carers, families and communities

Award 2: Early career researcher, including PhD students, service user researchers and members of CLAHRC Fellowship Programmes

Award 3: Patient / service user / carer with influence 


The purpose of the awards is to celebrate and promote patient and carer involvement in healthcare research and improvement.

Nominations for the 2018 Brian Turley Award are now open! 
The deadline for nominations is on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 12:00

How to Nominate:



 Teams and individuals can self-nominate. You must provide sufficient supporting evidence.
 A third party can nominate a team or an individual. In this case we advise seeking permission from the nominee(s) first and request that the nomination includes sufficient supporting evidence.

Completed nomination forms should be sent back to the relevant CLAHRC via the named contact. 

Background information to help you prepare

1. Download Information about eligibility and how to nominate 

2. Download Information about preparing a nomination

3. Download the Nomination Form

We recognise that nominees may have different levels of experience and expertise and that ideas may not always go according to plan. The ability to honestly share your learning through reflection to improve your practice is an important feature of these awards. This encourages others to take their first steps in involvement.


 The awards will be announced on 26th April 2018 at the NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London Spring Collaborative Learning Event

2017 Winners – PREPARE Team Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

For more information about the Brian Turley Award contact Rachel Matthews 
or your relevant CLAHRC contact.

 NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London

Rachel Matthews ¦ r.matthews@imperial.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0) 7889 179 034

NIHR CLAHRC South London

Stan Papoulias ¦ konstantina.papoulia@kcl.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0) 20 7848 5077

NIHR CLAHRC North Thames 

Steven Towndrow ¦ s.towndrow@ucl.ac.uk ¦+44 (0)203 108 3241

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