Clinical trials specialists
ready to answer your questions
POTENTIAL research volunteers are being
encouraged to find out how they can contribute to developing life saving
treatments. Clinical Research specialists from the Royal Liverpool University
Hospital will be answering questions on clinical trials during a special Twitter
chat, from 2pm to 4pm, on 20 May 2016. If you can't join the Twitter chat on the
day, tweet your question in advance by using:- #AskTheExpert or @RoyalLpoolHosps.
The online question and answer session is being run as part of International
Clinical Trials Day, which aims to promote Clinical Trials and thank volunteers
who have already taken part.
Louise Markinson, senior early phase trials scientific co-ordinator, will be
leading the Twitter chat. She said:- "By volunteering for a health study,
you are helping to develop and shape the future of healthcare. We want to thank
the volunteers who have given up their time to help others and encourage more
people to take part. Clinical Trials are essential in helping us move forward
and develop lifesaving treatments and technologies for a wide range of
conditions. Many of the common treatments that we are all familiar with today
will have been as a result of a Clinical Trial. The NHS Constitution cites
clinical research as a core part of the NHS, enabling the NHS to improve the
current and future health of the population."
The clinical research team will also be manning information stands in the
Royal's foyer, from 10am to 3pm.
The clinical research unit at the Royal recently became the 1st NHS facility in
England to be able to carry out Clinical Trials, where new drugs are
administered to humans for the 1st time, as part of tightly controlled research
projects in 2013. To find out more about Clinical Research you can always ask
the person treating you if you can get involved in research. You can also ask
your GP, consultant, surgeon, nurse or therapist, or visit the Clinical Research