Speciality Registrar, Andrea Jimenez, has recently won the Best Musculoskeletal Trauma Principal Investigator Award from the National Institute for Health and Care Research for her work on the WHiTE LIT 10 study.

We are currently undertaking a range of orthopaedic research at CHFT, which all help to positively impact our patients' recovery and care. Some of the studies include:

  • RaCeR2, which compares different approaches to physiotherapy following surgery to repair the rotator cuff of the shoulder.
  • WISE, which investigates whether adding a programme of stretching and strengthening exercises for the hand and arm will help in patient’s recovery.
  • REPPORT, which aims to find out the best treatment for patients 16 years and over with repeated dislocations of their kneecap. 
  • WHiTE LIT 10, which investigates the use of a drug called lidocaine to see if it reduces the risk of delirium during surgery for a hip fracture.

Andrea's work as the Principal Investigator for the WHiTE LIT 10 study has resulted in widespread praise and numerous awards for her and the Research Team. Since the study opened, CHFT has consistently been the top recruiting trust, thanks to their hard work.

Clinical Research Nurse, Alesha Antwi, said: "Miss Jimenez understands we can only offer our patients the best by being a research active hospital. She has made great efforts to be actively involved in all our orthopaedic studies at CHFT. 

"She is an amazing colleague that encourages others to be the best versions of themselves. I have learned a lot by working with her on WHiTE LIT 10 and I am thrilled the Orthopaedic and Trauma Research Community have given her the recognition she deserves!"