BRADFORD Institute for Health Research staff will be in Centenary Square promoting their work on May 27 to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day.

More than 30 BIHR staff representing a range of research specialities will be at the event.

BIHR associate director of research and BTH consultant respiratory physician, Dr Dinesh Saralaya (pictured) said clinical trials are a vital element of the work supported and funded by the National Institute for Health Research to develop research evidence needed to support decision making by professionals and policy makers.

also getting it published, made public and encourage its use and uptake.

A one-minute advertisement celebrating the Institute’s work will be shown on the large TV screen in Centenary Square Clinical Research plays a vital role in helping us understand how medical conditions work, improves care for patients, and delivers better and more advanced treatments to the clinic faster.

Dr Saralaya said: “International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each year to commemorate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the deadly disease scurvy.

“It provides a focal point to raise awareness of the importance of research to health care, and highlights how partnerships between patients and healthcare practitioners are vital to high-quality, relevant research.”

Bradford Institute of Health Research’s Clinical Research Facility is based at Temple Bank House which is situated within the grounds of Bradford Royal Infirmary.