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NIHR Ok to Ask Campaign

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06 May 2015

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has announced their support for the ‘OK to Ask’ Campaign.

The campaign, run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is about encouraging many more people to ask their doctor about accessing research as part of their care and treatment and highlighting that they have a right to information about ‘relevant and appropriate’ research under the NHS Constitution.

Ian Ritchie, PRCSEd, said:

“We welcome the chance to support this worthwhile campaign and we will be doing all we can to ensure our members inform patients of the opportunities to take part in clinical trial.

"Much of the life-saving clinical research carried out in the NHS could not happen without hundreds of thousands of patients and carers stepping forward every year to take part. Those who volunteer in this way report a range of benefits and are pleased to be potentially helping others like them with the same condition."

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