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Ok to Ask Events on International Clinical Trials Day 2016

Western Health and Social Care Trust

On Friday 20 May 2016 the Western Trust marked International Clinical Trials Day. The Research & Development Department hosted information stands in Altnagelvin, Omagh and South West Acute Hospitals to encourage staff, patients and their carers to find out more about clinical research:

Dr Maurice O’Kane, Western Trust Director for Research and Development said: “Clinical trials are essential for developing better tests and treatments for disease. Patients who participate in clinical trials have an opportunity to access cutting edge developments. The Western Trust is strongly committed to clinical research and has an active research programme across a wide range of disciplines with around 130 studies on-going at any one time and approximately 50 new studies starting every year.”

The Trust is also supporting the Public Health Agency (PHA) campaign to promote the fact that it’s “OK to Ask” about clinical research. We will be encouraging patients with a condition and are undergoing treatment, to ask their Nurse / Doctor about clinical trials or other research studies.

 

Pictured at the Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh marking International Clinical Trials Day are from left to right: Carole McKeeman, Western Trust Bereavement Coordinator; Sinead O’Kane, Clinical Research Nurse; Dawn Small, Clinical Researching Nurse and Majella Doran, Senior Education Manager.

 

Pictured at the Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh marking International Clinical Trials Day are from left to right: Louise Roulston, Dietitian; Sinead O’Kane, Clinical Research Nurse; Dawn Small, Clinical Research Nurse and Twyla Moffitt, Lead Renal Dietitian.

Dawn Small, Clinical Research Nurse pictured with Twyla Moffitt, Lead Renal Dietitian.

 

Tracy Donaghy and Mandy Doherty, Research Nurses at the Altnagelvin Hospital stand

 

Event hosted by NI Cancer Research Consumer Forum, NI Clinical Research Facility (NICRF), NI Clinical Trials Network (NICTN) and Cancer Focus UK (CRUK)

NICTN and CRUK staff with forum members 

 

Richard Turkington with NICRN staff and Margaret Grayson

 

Caroline Crothers,Cathy Payne, Janice Bailie and Margaret Grayson

Ruth Boyd, Margaret Grayson and Gail Johnston