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Clinical Trials: Lauren’s Story

Newsdate: 2 December 2016 Clinical Trial - Laurens Story

At WWL we believe that researching new technologies and treatment methods is fundamental to improving healthcare in the future. Clinical trials and research are an everyday part of work done in the NHS. The aims clinical trials are to find better ways of looking after patients, helping patients recover more quickly and keeping people healthy.

Clinical trials and research takes place across all of our hospital sites, although the clinical trials unit is based on the Wrightington Hospital site. All are trials are high quality, ethical, operate within the Research Governance Framework and are clinically relevant to our local community. There is robust governance in place which ensures that all research trials at WWL are carried out international standards by experienced and qualified staff.

We were recently acknowledged at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2016. Professor Kumar, Consultant ENT Surgeon, was runner up in the Outstanding Contribution category. Linzi Heaton was runner up for Research Administrator of the Year and also won a special award for Outstanding Achievement for going above and beyond the call of duty.  However, our fantastic Fertility Research Team won in the Best Debut Category.

To help explain why we produced a video to share one of our patient’s experience, as no-one can tell you about clinical trials better than someone who has taken part! This is Lauren’s Story:



We have also produced some patient stories for our clinical trials in Rheumatology, which show the impact of the trials on people’s lives.



If you would like further details regarding our clinical trials contact 01257 488264, you can also find out more about our fertility services by contacting 01257 256251 or visiting