International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2022

International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) is is an annual event that commemorates the work of James Lind, who pioneered clinical research with the first ever research trial on the disease scurvy.

In 2022, ICTD takes place on Friday 20 May. To celebrate, throughout that week we have shared some profiles and quotes written by staff in various roles here at the Sheffield CRF.

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Panel Discussion Event for ICTD 2022: People Power

In support of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Be Part of Research campaign and International Clinical Trials Day 2022, there will be a free panel discussion event on 9 June discussing the vital contribution of patients and the public to healthcare research.

An expert panel of clinicians and researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield will be discussing the importance of involving patients and the public in clinical trials and research. The panel will look at the invaluable contribution that patients and members of the public make to the development of healthcare treatments and interventions, and the work that still needs to be done to make health research fully inclusive and representative.

Key speakers:

  • Professor Adewale Adebajo MBE, Consultation Rheumatologist and Clinical Director at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor in Musculoskeletal Health Service Research, University of Sheffield

  • Dr Sabrina Eltringham, Speech and Language Therapist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Stroke Association Post Graduate Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Lise Sproson, NHS Innovations Manager at NIHR Devices for Dignity MTC and Patient and Public Involvement Lead at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The panel discussion will be hosted by Professor Simon Heller, Director of Research and Development at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The event took place at Firth Court at 6pm on Thursday 9 June 2022 where the panel will be sharing their experiences and insights, and answering any questions.

Why research is important to our staff

Photograph of David, Research Staff Nurse

David Foote

Research Staff Nurse

Photograph of Irene, Research Sister

Irene Macharia

Research Sister

Photograph of Lorenza, Research Nurse

Lorenza Nwafor

Research Nurse

Photograph of Jo, Research Sister

Jo Sidebottom

Research Sister

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Team photograph