NNUH Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon wins prestigious national award

From left to right: Omar Toma, Celia Whitehouse, Iain Mcnamara, Tracey Potter


A Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is celebrating receiving a prestigious national award for his work in research.

Professor Iain McNamara was awarded The Best Principal Investigator for 2018 as part of the Best National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Awards for Musculoskeletal Trauma Trials.

The awards, which were held in Bristol on Wednesday 10th January and presented by Joanne Ashcroft, Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead for the CRN National Coordinating Centre (CRNCC) of the NIHR, was a chance to celebrate the work of those leading in trauma research across the UK.

Professor McNamara was awarded for his work in around the set up and lead of NIHR Orthopaedic trauma research projects.

Professor McNamara said: “I’m both delighted and very surprised to have won this award. My work as a Principal Investigator couldn’t be carried out without the fantastic team who I work with. I am exceptionally grateful to all of the patients who take part in the research studies and my colleagues who support the research. Without all of these factors we couldn’t continue to make such good progress in research and improve outcomes for patients.”

There are currently over 330 actively recruiting research studies taking place at NNUH with Orthopaedics playing a leading role in design, set up and recruitment for laboratory and clinical studies across all areas of Orthopaedics, locally, nationally and internationally.

Celia Whitehouse, Clinical Research Nurse at NNUH said: “As a team, we are all very proud of Professor McNamara for being awarded The Best Principal Investigator for 2018. Clinical Research is central to the way we develop our services at NNUH and we have lots of interesting & innovative research studies currently taking place at the Trust.”

Peter Chapman, Medical Director at NNUH said: “Research helps us to ensure we are at the forefront of medical progress, which in turn allows us to provide the best care and treatment for our patients. To receive this national recognition is fantastic news and I’d like to congratulate Professor McNamara for his dedicated work.”

Friday 26th of January 2018 10:04:55 AM