International Clinical Trials Day, Friday May 20th 2016

posted 19 May 2016, 04:34 by Clara Yates   [ updated 19 May 2016, 04:43 ]
The Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office will be taking part in International Clinical Trials Day on Friday 20th May 2016 along with NHS colleagues and researchers from around the region.

International Clinical Trials Day commemorates the first ever clinical trial conducted by James Lind in 1747 which identified that citrus fruits could help sailors recover from scurvy.

To celebrate research in the NHS and and to provide you with more information about research in Norfolk and Suffolk we have stands at:

The Forum, Norwich, 10am-4pm

Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, 9am-5pm

Members of the team will be on hand to help you to find out more about clinical trials and research in general, including information about:

  • What is clinical research?
  • Why do we do research?
  • What type of research happens in GP practices and community hospitals?
  • Which research projects are taking place across the region?
  • How the public and patients can get involved in research, either as participants or as advisors.
You will also have the opportunity to win a shopping voucher by completing a questionnaire about research!

Come and say hello and find out more about clinical research in primary and community care in Norfolk and Suffolk.