Invitation to RNOH International Clinical Trials Day: 20th May 2015

International Clinical Trials Day

Every year, the 20th May is celebrated as International Clinical Trials Day. This marks the anniversary of what is considered the first ever clinical trial conducted in 1747 by James Lind. In the days of Lind, little was known about healthy living and vitamin supplementation. Dividing sailors into six groups to assess the impact of diet on scurvy was revolutionary, and his trial and methods used ensured that sailors were no longer dying of scurvy during long journeys.

Clinical research to assess and provide the best treatments available in our hospitals and the methods used, such as those by Lind, are essential in what we do.

We would like to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day by inviting anyone interested – patients, public and staff – to come and learn about the research carried out at the RNOH, what equipment we use and what you can do to help to improve the knowledge we have, which makes us deliver the best care possible.

We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 20th May 2015 between 15.30 – 17.30, in the Charles Lack Theatre, RNOH, Stanmore, HA7 4LP.

There are many events taking place around the country prior to 20th May. More information can be found on the NIHR website alongside the “OK to Ask” section, which explains why clinical research is needed and how it helps us develop and assess new treatments to provide for our patients.

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