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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Research and Innovation team will be hosting a coffee morning on Tuesday 23 May 2017, 9am to 12noon, to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day.

There will be a presentation on national research into the complex causes of adult mental ill-health by Professor Lisa Jones, Professor of Psychological Medicine at Worcester University and the Trust’s Associate Director of Research and Innovation, Professor Eleanor Bradley will be on hand to answer questions and chat about her research interests in shared decision making.

The event will also provide an opportunity to find out about research currently being undertaken in the Trust as well as support for research or evaluation projects, how service users are involved in research, and upcoming research training opportunities.

All this and complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and homemade cakes too!

International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and lemons. The trial only lasted six days but, within that time, there was a noticeable improvement in the group eating the fruit, providing Lind with the evidence required of the link between citrus fruit and scurvy

As part of the celebrations and to help raise the profile of clinical research the SSSFT team will also be promoting the National Institute for Health Research “IAMRESEARCH” campaign.

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