Innovative clinical trials research programme showcased to public

The University and Leicester’s Hospitals will showcase their innovative clinical research programme to the public between Monday 15 May and Friday 19 May.

In the week leading up to International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May, stands at Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester will be open to the public between 12pm and 2pm.

They will provide an opportunity for members of the public who would like to find out more about the clinical trials taking place.

These stands form part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ‘I Am Research’ campaign.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people’s lives.

Visitors will be able to:

  • Take a tour of a clinical research facility at Leicester Royal Infirmary and find out how research studies are carried out.
  • ‘Meet the researchers’ in the restaurants and reception areas.
  • Try their hand at an interactive game about cancer research trials.
  • Find out how to participate in clinical trials.

Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research.

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