People Power: The Value of Working with Patients

Friday 19 May 2017

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

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12.30-3.30pm
The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW

Join us for an afternoon of interactive talks and discussions about some of the exciting emergency care and mental health research taking place in Sheffield.

The afternoon will begin at 12.30pm where there will be a welcome lunch and a marketplace of stands and stalls including local NHS trusts, our National Institute for Health Research facilities and our numerous patient and public involvement panels that are dedicated to ensuring that the patient’s perspective is embedded into ongoing research projects in key disease areas. From 1.30pm to 3.30pm, a group of researchers will present and discuss a series of talks on emergency care and mental health research.There will be plenty of opportunity to enter into some thought-provoking discussion with both researchers and members of the public already involved in research.

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Tour of the Clinical Research Facility

5–5.30pm
Clinical Research Facility, O Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF

Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities which offer patients a dedicated space to take part in clinical research in a warm and welcoming environment. There will also be the chance to interact with some of the specific tests used in clinical trials.

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Image of researcher and patient working on an app People Power: The Value of Working with Patients - Talk and Exhibition

Talk: 6–7pm
Exhibition: 5.30–6pm and 7–7.45pm

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), University of Sheffield, 385a Glossop Rd, Sheffield S10 2HQ

Join us for an evening discussing the importance of researchers working with patients. We will explore research studies where patients have played an influential role and hear how academics can work with patients to transform services. Speakers will include:

  • Professor Brendan Stone from the School of English, was given the Excellence in Patient Experience Award by the NHS Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Academy in recognition of his work to improve support services for people with mental health issues.
  • Dr Esther Hobson from SITraN will speak about patient and public involvement both through the Sheffield Motor Neurone Disease (MND)Research Advisory Group and involvement on specific projects including the Sheffield Support Snood, MyTube (an information website made with patients for patients with MND) and TiM (telehealth in MND).

There will be an exhibition to browse before and after the talk with stands showcasing the different ways people can get involved in health research.

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International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day commemorates the day that James Lind started his trial on the deadly disease scurvy. In 1747 Lind was serving as a surgeon on HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of 12 men with scurvy, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and lemons. After six days, there was a noticeable improvement in the group eating the fruit, providing evidence of the link between citrus fruits and scurvy. Clinical trials have developed a great deal since Lind's discovery and are of vital importance in medical research.

Find out more about getting involved in clinical research on the Clinical Research Office website or by emailing getinvolved@sth.nhs.uk