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OCTRU joined members of the NPEU and the Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network today to mark International Clinical Trials Day.

It is nearly 250 years since James Lind ran the first clinical trial on 12 sailors to work out how to treat scurvy and save lives.  Today things have moved on a bit, and the 20th May is designated as International Clinical Trials Day.  

 

Staff from OCTRU joined up with staff from the National Perinatal and Epidemiology Unit and the Thames Valley & South Midlands Clinical Research Network to promote the NIHR campaign -  "Ok to Ask!" across the hospitals in Oxfordshire.

 

Staff were on hand to highlight the 6 clinical trial units located in Oxford and the opportunities to join clinical trials across the country either as a patient or as a healthy volunteer.

 

Staff in SITU - the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit, a part of OCTRU also took to twitter today to highlight the reasons they undertake research  https://twitter.com/SITU_Oxford