The NIHR Cambridge CRF team took part in an event run by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) on Thursday 18th May to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).
ICTD is part of a national campaign coordinated by the NIHR to commemorate the work of James Lind who pioneered clinical research with the first ever trial on the deadly disease scurvy.
In honour of the day, the NIHR Cambridge BRC held an information stand in the reception area of the outpatient’s department at CUH to promote clinical trials.
Research teams such as the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU), NIHR Cambridge BioResource, and the Patient Led Research Hub (PLRH) joined the Cambridge CRF to provide a range of information to the public about clinical trials and getting involved in research.
The Cambridge CRF were promoting the ward, giving the public an opportunity to meet the staff and ask them questions about clinical trials. Staff explained what kind of research studies happen on the ward and how it all works.
Throughout the day there was an on-going social media campaign, which many of the Cambridge CRF staff got involved with. You can see all the photos on the NIHR Cambridge BRC Twitter page.
Thank you to everyone who took part in ICTD.