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International Clinical Trials Day 2018

James Lind
Scottish Naval Surgeon, James Lind

Monday 21st May 2018

This annual event which takes place on or near to the 20th May is held in commemoration of what is said to be the anniversary of the first clinical trial. Scottish Naval Surgeon, James Lind, pioneered the trial in 1747, which resulted in an Admiralty order to supply all sailors with lemons to prevent scurvy.

On Monday 21st May 2018 at the Royal Derby Hospital (RDH),the Derby Research & Development (R&D) clinical trials team and their colleagues from the Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (Derby CTSU) will be available at a number of stands located in various departments throughout the hospital.  Members of staff and the public will be able to find out from them about the clinical trials which are currently active at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DHFT), and how to get involved in them.  The DHFT is a research active hospital and, as such, will continue to raise awareness of our clinical trials and encourage a partnership between patient and health care professionals where the patient feels comfortable to ask about research.

R&D stands will be located at the following places:

  • Main entrance, RDH 
  • Main entrance, Derby Children's Hospital 
  • Entrance 24 (Cancer entrance)  


Derby CTSU's display stand will be:

  • Level 5, RDH (near the restaurant)

I hope you will join us to find out more about clinical trials and how you may be able to help.

Pictures below are from the International Clinical Trials Day event in 2016.
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Ryan and Kay_KTC
International Clinical Trials Day 2016
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Apostolos with member of public
International Clinical Trials Day 2016
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Kathy_member of public
International Clinical Trials Day 2016