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07 June 2013 at 11:25

Health professionals are inviting the public to find out more about the clinical research that takes place at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

Patients who have participated in research will join local clinicians in presenting seven short lectures on Tuesday 18th June in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport hospital between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

There will also be the opportunity to ask experts from across Merseyside and Cheshire about clinical research in the NHS.

“Hundreds of patients take part in research studies in our Trust every year, which contributes to better medical care not only here in the UK but across the world,” said Dr Paul Mansour, Director of Research and Innovation at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

"It demonstrates our commitment to improving the quality of care we offer and helps our staff stay abreast of the latest treatment options."

In the year to 31 March, Trust staff and patients took part in 136 clinical research studies across 25 medical specialities.

Dr Mansour added: “Our Trust takes clinical research seriously because it's good for patients, good for staff and good for the NHS.”

Booking is not necessary – just come along on the day. Light refreshments will be provided.


Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust provides healthcare to a population of 258,000 people and employs 3,500 staff.