It’s OK to ask about Clinical Trials

posted 23 Apr 2015, 00:31 by Clara Yates   [ updated 23 Apr 2015, 00:32 ]

A recent survey conducted by the NIHR Clinical Research Network showed that 95 per cent of people surveyed said it was important to them that the NHS carries out clinical research but less than 21 per cent said they would feel very confident about asking their doctor about research opportunities.

'OK to ask' aims to encourage more patients and carers to ask about research opportunities that could be available to them or their loved ones.

#NIHRoktoask on Twitter and you’ll find us on Facebook

As part of the run up to International Clinical Trials Day, the NIHR are holding a series of hourly panel discussions about research – follow these on Twitter using the #oktoaskhour

The following specialty areas will be covered:

·         Cancer (Wednesday 15 April, 8-9pm)

·         Diabetes (Wednesday 22 April, 8-9pm)

·         Stroke (Wednesday 29 April, 8-9pm)

·         Dementias and neurodegeneration (Wednesday 6 May, 8-9pm)

·         Mental health (Wednesday 13 May, 8-9pm)