Clinical research takes to the streets for International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2015 #NIHRoktoask #trialsmatter #clinicaltrialsday

Happy International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2015 everyone! Today over 100 NHS Trusts will be taking part in NIHR's 'OK to ask' campaign aimed at raising public awareness of clinical research and encouraging patients to take part in clinical studies.  There will be displays in hospital receptions and staff canteens, mock trials with chocolate (yummy!),... Continue Reading →

Musings about badges and labels and that term ‘human guinea pig:’ what would your bumper sticker say as a patient in research?

How wonderful to see UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey discharged from hospital over the weekend having made a full recovery from Ebola. You may remember that, on New Year's Day as Pauline's condition worsened, the papers were full of the fact that she was to be treated with a new drug. I think the time-dishonoured phrase... Continue Reading →

It’s NIHR Friday: NHS Trust research activity stats published

You didn't think I'd forget NIHR Friday did you? So the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Networks Co-ordinating Centre (NIHR CRN CC), together with The Guardian online, has this week published its annual performance tables for research activity in each NHS Trust in England for 2012/13. You can find the figures for your local... Continue Reading →

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