Colleagues and I from Whittington Health NHS and NOCLOR held an event on Friday 20th May 2016 at the Whittington Hospital to mark International Clinical Trials Day. Our stall was in a busy area of the Whittington Hospital giving us the opportunity to talk to patients, visitors and members of staff about research taking place across the Trust.
There was information displayed about a range of research studies including Healthy Start, Happy Start. We used some of the materials developed by NIHR for the “OK to ask campaign” which provide information about participation in research. We also set up the chocolate trial which introduces some of the principles of research including randomisation, blinding, pre and post measurements (in this case assessment of happiness before and after eating one of the possible flavours of chocolate!)
This was a useful opportunity to share the work of Healthy Start Happy Start, and also meet colleagues undertaking very different types of research.
Author: Philippa Kemsley (far right)