On Monday 20 May, Clinical Research delivery teams at St George’s will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day. They will be holding an open day in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which our staff and the public are welcome to attend.

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world to recognise the day that James Lind began what is often considered the first randomised clinical trial on May 20, 1747.

The CRF will be giving the public, patients and staff the chance to learn more about their work with some practical demonstrations and tours of the facility.

Sarah Rounding, Research Matron, said: “Next Monday is a great opportunity to learn more about clinical trials, research and what we do. We’re looking forward to opening our doors and educating both staff and the public on some of the current research going on here and how you can get involved – we hope to see you then!”

One of the four key priorities in the Trust’s new strategy is ‘Leading specialist healthcare’ – a key part of which is embedding research more fully into clinical practice. Earlier this year, the CRF celebrated recruiting over 10,000 patients to clinical trials in a year for the first time ever.

The CRF is located on the ground floor of Jenner Wing.

  • Open doors for staff from 12-1pm
  • Tours for public and staff at 11am & 3pm (please email crf@stgeorges.nhs.uk to book a tour)
  • There will also be stands in the main hospital entrance and in the University near Peabody’s – please come and visit to find out more!