Leeds residents to be told it is ‘OK to ask’ about clinical trials

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Patients and carers will be reminded that it is ‘OK to ask’ about clinical trials and research at a Leeds Town Hall event next week.

To mark International Clinical Trials Day and Dementia Awareness Week, the likes of Leeds NHS trusts and the University of Leeds will showcase collaborative research at the event centred around the National Institute for Health Research’s ‘OK to ask’ campaign on Wednesday from 10am to 3pm.

The M&S Company Archive will also showcase its historical collection and show how new resources are used to help people with dementia reminisce, while Dementia Friends training will be on offer from 12noon to 2pm.

Giving Voice, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s choir for people with neurological conditions, will close the drop-in event at 3pm.

Alicia Ridout, innovation development manager at the University of Leeds, said: “We want to de-mystify research and show people it is ‘OK to ask’ about health research.”

Visit www.leeds.ac.uk for further information.

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