International Clinical Trials Day 2019 at Leeds CRF

Tuesday 4th June 2019

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated every year across the world on 20th May. This day also coincided with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Be Part Of Research campaign which has replaced the UK Clinical Trials Gateway. This new internet site BePartOfResearch enables anyone to see what research is taking place in their area.

To celebrate ICTD2019 and to showcase the research taking place across the LCRF and wider LTHT, there were displays, interactive stands, celebrations, an external event and even a trolley dash!:  involving staff on all sites and representatives of some of the clinical specialties and research infrastructure here at LTHT. The event was led by the Leeds Clinical Research Facility (LCRF) team, who co-ordinated the days celebrations.

The new Bexley Wing CRF was of particular interest to many patients and one of our patients; Sheila Walker was interviewed on the radio and was also featured on the NIHR website as part of #BePartOfResearch.