Our Public Engagement Project Manager Claire O'Neill at the 2018 Guy's and St Thomas' Trust AwardsOur Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement team triumphed at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust awards, winning the team award for ‘taking pride in what we do’.

The team work to include the public and our patients in the process of research, and to ensure they are able to engage with our researchers.

Public Engagement Manager Claire O’Neill said: “We really are so proud of the work we do and it’s such an honour to be able to celebrate the contributions of our patients and the public. This award highlights just how crucial this work is. Thank you!”

Patient and Public Involvement Lead Jacintha Mcgahon said: “We are delighted to have won. It is a fantastic achievement to be not simply awarded but equally to have the important work of patient and public involvment recognized across the Trust. We would like to thank all of the patient representatives and students for their valued contributions. It is really important that we continue to remind patients and the public that their involvement matters and their voice is heard, we look forward to involving more of our local population in 2019 for an even greater impact”

Ann-Marie Murtagh, Director of R&D Operations, said: “Patients are at the heart of everything we do as a department, so it’s great that our patient and public involvement and engagement team have been honoured in this way. They do a fantastic job bringing our researchers together with the people who their work affects. Their work leads to better research, and therefore better outcomes for patients. Congratulations Claire and Jacintha!”