NSLHD News December 3 2021

Dr Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award With a career spanning more than 60 years at Royal North Shore Hospital, general and support consultant surgeons at RNSH to undertake quality improvement projects that

surgeon Dr Ray Hollings was passionate about providing high quality patient care. Supportive of driving innovation and improvement across surgery, Ray is proud today’s surgeons will be able to benefit from the inaugural Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award which has just opened to RNSH surgeons. The RNSH Surgical Education Research and Training (SERT) Institute is proud to open applications for the Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award, in recognition of the contribution Ray has made to surgery across the Northern Sydney Local Health District. The award is to encourage

drive innovation, and improve service delivery and patient care. Up to $10,000 will be offered each year to the successful award recipient. The successful recipient will need to demonstrate their project improves quality and safety of care, or was innovation for continuous improvement and transformational change. To apply for the Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award - visit https://bit.ly/3pclfQV Applications close Monday 13 December 2021. If you would like to discuss your application or you

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experience technical difficulties please contact the SERT Institute on (02) 9926 4522 or email: NSLHD-RNSH- SERTInstitute@health.nsw. gov.au.


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Inaugural Clinical Trials Forum The first of many clinical trials forums has been held

progress that has been made in trials over the past two years, including continuous achievement of NSW Health key performance indicators (KPIs) for ethics and governance approval; the introduction of regular webinars with research staff to reduce uncertainty around trials; the availability of remote monitoring; the recruitment of a dedicated research business manager and the establishment of the NSLHD MyResearchHub. NSLHD Research Strategy Partnerships Manager Rebeka Freckleton said: “The forum also looked forward

to the changes occurring in this space in 2022, including the rollout of a clinical trial management system and the implementation of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare National Clinical Trials Governance Framework. “The forum was well attended and received excellent feedback from those who joined or have since watched the recording via teams. The Clinical Trials Forum will be held regularly going forward to support our trials program.”

to support staff who are wanting to find out more about what is happening in the district. The NSLHD Clinical Trials Reference Group held the Clinical Trials Forum to showcase the trials underway. The forum was introduced by NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox and moderated by A/ Professor Rory Clifton Bligh, with presenters from the Ministry of Health, the Kolling Institute and the NSLHD My Research Hub team. The forum reviewed the



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