Our charity is at the forefront of medical research into genetic haemochromatosis. Help us fund medical researchers working in this important but sometimes overlooked field of clinical research.

Fernau Medical Research Award

The Fernau Medical Research Award is an annual award of up to £5,000 to support medical research projects that will advance good clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of genetic haemochromatosis.

The award is available to UK-registered institutions, including universities and NHS trusts for new research projects undertaken from 1st June 2020 to 31st May 2021.

The 2020 award opens for entries on 31st March 2020. For further details, and to register your interest in applying please contact [email protected].

HUK Nursing & Healthcare Practitioner Best Practice Award

This award will launch in June 2020, for a nurse-led research project that advances patient safety and/or the care of people with genetic haemochromatosis. Entries may cover any aspect of genetic haemochromatosis diagnosis, treatment, management and monitoring or associated patient education. Entries may take the form of a poster or written abstract or video or interactive presentation/webinar.

The award is available to all UK-based practising nurses and healthcare practitioners.

Entries are assessed by our Clinical Advisory Panel. The winner will receive a £500 award at the Royal College of Nursing Annual Congress for the submission which best advances the care of people with genetic haemochromatosis (and their families), and where the first author is a nurse. The judges may award a runner-up prize of £250 where there is more than one outstanding entry.

The 2020 award opens for entries on 1st June 2020. For further details, and to register your interest in applying please contact [email protected].