It is nearly 250 years since James Lind ran the first clinical trial on 12 sailors to work out how to treat scurvy and save lives. Today things have moved on a bit, and the 20th May is designated as International Clinical Trials Day.
Staff from OCTRU joined up with staff from the National Perinatal and Epidemiology Unit and the Thames Valley & South Midlands Clinical Research Network to promote the NIHR campaign - "Ok to Ask!" across the hospitals in Oxfordshire.
Staff were on hand to highlight the 6 clinical trial units located in Oxford and the opportunities to join clinical trials across the country either as a patient or as a healthy volunteer.