Research nurse of the year

Congratulations to Laura Barker, senior research nurse at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, who was awarded ‘Research Nurse or Midwife of the Year 2023’ by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

The award celebrates outstanding nurses and midwives across the Trust who have gone above and beyond for their patients and colleagues.

Laura was amongst several nurses and midwives honoured at an event held on Friday 5th May 2023 at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Laura works with several teams and on several research studies including the PARAMEDIC-3 trial, looking at the most effective way to treat someone when their heart suddenly stops, and the Dangershock trial which aims to determine whether a small pump inserted through an artery in the groin can improve the chance of survival in patients with shock from a heart attack.

On receiving the award, she said:

“This is a huge honour, and I honestly couldn’t have done it without working with such an amazing research team at Harefield Hospital, and under such a wonderfully supportive manager in Geraldine Sloane.”

Dr Vasileios Panoulas, consultant cardiologist, works closely with Laura and said:

“Laura is the most dedicated and enthusiastic research nurse I have ever come across. Always committed to delivering top quality research.”

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