International Clinical Trials Day at King's College Hospital

Members of staff from across the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre took part in a special event at King's College Hospital on Thursday 18 May, marking International Clinical Trials Day.

International Clinical Trials Day is held every year around 20 May, the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the naval ship HMS Salisbury.

In the UK, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) launched a new "I Am Research" campaign to mark the occasion, aiming to raise awareness of the benefits of health and social care research and the impact it has on people's lives.

The event at King's College Hospital showcased "I Am Research", promoting clinical research taking place across King's Health Partners organisations to members of the public and staff from across the Denmark Hill site.

Staff from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, the King's / Wellcome Clinical Research Facility, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust national services spent the day talking to visitors, recruiting them to research studies, and networking with other clinical researchers.

Daisy Barton, Communications Manager for the Maudsley BRC, said: "The International Clinical Trials Day event provided a fantastic chance to talk about our research with a huge range of people – from a three-year-old local resident to senior researchers. We really enjoyed collaborating with our colleagues at King's College Hospital on the event, and are looking forward to making next year's celebration even bigger and better."


Tags: NIHR - NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility - Public engagement - Patient and carer engagement and involvement -

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Jun 2017, 11:37 AM


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