The team is extending an open invitation to patients, NHS staff and members of the public to find out more about the extensive range of research taking place here in Cornwall and to have the opportunity to talk to healthcare professionals from across the county.
“We’ve seen a massive growth in research in Cornwall over the last 5 years and there are studies going on in just about every area of medicine,” says Dr Duncan Wheatley, consultant oncologist and clinical lead for research and development at RCHT. “That’s great news for current patients who get early access to the latest treatments and for future patients who will benefit from what we learn.”
The event aims to dispel some of the myths of NHS research and provide information on how people can get involved. With many studies now looking at genetic links to gain greater understanding of conditions and how we can tackle them, participation doesn’t always need individuals to be being actively treated.
There will be opportunities to see examples of where research has made a difference to patient care in the past and present as well as to explore how research will have an impact on future patient care.
- The event is open to patients, members of the public and healthcare colleagues
- There are FREE park and ride passes, please request when registering
- Registration essential
Telephone Amanda Datson on 01872 255131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place