This July will mark 70 years of the NHS. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have aligned their annual “I Am Research” campaign with this special milestone, highlighting the important role research plays within the realm of healthcare. Furthermore, engaging with patients and the public to encourage them to find out more about the opportunities to get involved in health and care research. More information can be found at ww.nihr.ac.uk/news-and-events/support-our-campaigns/i-am-research and www.iamresearch.co.uk
Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is also joining the celebrations, hosting an annual Research Showcase surrounding the theme “70 Years of Innovation”. On 18th May, the Hospital’s atrium will be filled with interactive stands and exhibits, including one by the NIHR Trauma MIC. Not only will the event help promote and demystify the role research plays, it will also demonstrate the opportunities for the public and patients to get involved.