Hos­pi­tal staff mark Clin­i­cal Tri­als Day

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LIFE SAV­ING: (From left) Re­search nurses Sarah Balne and Louise Foster, re­search manager at Wexham Park Christine Hoyle, re­search nurse Louise Chan­dler, re­search manager at Frim­ley Melvyn Dun­stall, and clin­i­cal tri­als co­or­di­na­tor Julie-Ann Sin­clair STAFF at a hos­pi­tal marked In­ter­na­tional Clin­i­cal Tri­als Day on Wed­nes­day, May 20 with spe­cial stalls and games in the main re­cep­tion ar­eas.

Wexham Park hos­pi­tal also raised aware­ness of the ‘Ok to Ask’ cam­paign, which is run by the Na­tional In­sti­tute for Health Re­search (NIHR).

Dur­ing the day, teams pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for staff, pa­tients and vis­i­tors to find out more about clin­i­cal re­search and how they can get in­volved.

Frim­ley Park hos­pi­tal, in Sur­rey, also took part in the day as they have more than 200 tri­als run­ning, cov­er­ing im­por­tant is­sues such as di­a­betes, skin con­di­tions, can­cer and stroke.

The NIHR is call­ing on pa­tients to take the ini­tia­tive and ask their doc­tors about NHS re­search that they can take part in.

Re­search like this is cru­cial in help­ing the NHS learn more about how to deal with a whole range of med­i­cal con­di­tions, and many of the life-sav­ing treat­ments of­fered to­day could not have hap­pened with­out the help of pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and the sup­port staff car­ry­ing out this spe­cial work.

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