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Trust marks International Clinical Trials Day

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OUH staff, patients and visitors were able to find out about how they could get involved in research at a number of information stands across the Trust's four hospitals on Friday 19 May 2023.

The stands were organised to mark International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD), held annually on 20 May. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of clinical trials and to encourage patients, carers and the public, as well as staff, to get involved in research. ICTD falls within the NIHR's annual Be Part of Research campaign.

Staff on the stands were also promoting a new online tool listing all clinical trials currently open to recruitment at OUH, which has just been launched. Anyone wanting to take part in research at OUH should visit, where they can look for studies that are relevant to them.

The tool includes a lay summary of each trial and an email address to contact for further information. Users will be able to generate a customised list of studies based on free-text search terms they have entered and/or by selecting from a list of study categories.

OUH's Interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anny Sykes, who visited one of the stands at the John Radcliffe Hospital, said: "We aim to celebrate and strengthen our unique world-class research, education and innovation so that we can continue our global impact in improving health and care. We would like to give all our patients the opportunity to take part in our clinical trials and so help to improve diagnosis, treatment and care."

Pictured: the information stand at the John Radcliffe Hospital