Clinical research is taking centre stage with the opening of a new research facility.
The new Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston is being officially opened at a ceremony on Monday 8 August.
The event will include talks by the Director of the Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility Dr Tanweer Ahmed and Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health Research, Clinical Research Network Dr Jonathan Sheffield OBE.
There will also be the opportunity to hear from patients Gary White and Linda Storr, who have directly benefitted from clinical trials at the hospital.
Clinical research in Lincolnshire’s hospitals has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with the number of clinical trials and studies carried out in United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Hospitals soaring from around 10 to nearly 200.
At Pilgrim, the research team are working on a number of trials including oncology, haematology, stroke, cardiology, paediatric, dermatology, diabetes, midwifery, ophthalmology, respiratory, anaesthesia, gastroenterology, renal and orthopaedics.
Dr Tanweer Ahmed said the new facility has been designed to maximise the potential of research at Pilgrim.
“The facility is excellent for our staff and particularly for our patients. The new facility includes a patient consulting room, research laboratory, filing storage room, research offices, meeting room and kitchen,” he said.
The new Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility at Pilgrim hospital will be opened at 12pm on Monday 8 August.