International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20 May each year, to commemorate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the deadly disease scurvy.

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20 May each year, to commemorate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the deadly disease scurvy.

It provides a focal point to raise awareness of the importance of research to health care, and highlights how partnerships between patients and healthcare practitioners are vital to high-quality, relevant research.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health said:

“Clinical Trials are a vital element of the work supported and funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Our role is to develop the research evidence to support decision making by professionals, policy makers and patients, make this evidence available, and make it available through publication to encourage its uptake and use.”

To celebrate the International Clinical Trials Day, the R&D team will have stands with free cakes for everyone on 20th May at:

VenueTime

Abraham Cowley Unit reception

KT16 0AE

12:00-14:00

Farnham Road Hospital reception

GU2 7LX

12:00-14:00

Trust HQ reception

KT22 7AD

12:30-14:00