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Research activities highlighted at hospital Trust

May 9, 2017

Patients and visitors at King’s Mill Hospital are being invited to find out more about important clinical research that is happening at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

On Friday 19 May and Monday 22 May, patients, visitors and staff will be able to learn about a range of research activities that are happening at the Trust and how they can get involved.

Research areas that the Trust specialises in includes; audiology, cardiology, dermatology, diabetes, gastroenterology, haematology, oncology, ophthalmology, paediatric, respiratory, rheumatology, stroke, surgery and urology.

The Trust is currently taking part in a prostate cancer trial, which is looking at adding chemotherapy to standard treatment. The trial has so far seen an increase in survival rates for these patients.

A COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) trial is also taking place, which is looking at inserting valves into patients to help improve their quality of life.

Research nurses will be on hand to talk about what the research involves and successful research trials the Trust has already undertaken.

They will also provide expert advice to people wishing to undertake research activities. Information about resources available to researchers to assist them to conduct clinical trials within their specialist areas will also be available.

Research Team Leader for Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Dominic Nash, said: “Over the last year we have successfully recruited more than 900 patients to research trials in many clinical areas across the Trust.

“Clinical research improves health outcomes and getting involved not only has the potential to benefit the people that take part, but also gives the opportunity to have a positive impact on the care and treatment of other patients in the future”

“I would encourage everyone to come along and find out more, whether they have a particular interest in research or not.”