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Free tickets to health research film offered to East Midlands residents


Residents from the East Midlands are invited to a free screening of a film which engages its audience in an informed debate around patient and public involvement in health research. The powerful and educational film called ‘People are Messy’ is coming to Leicester’s Phoenix Arts Centre to give an exclusive screening for local residents on Wednesday 6 September 2017, from 10am.

The film screening offers the chance for people to learn how to get involved with health research and help shape its future.

It is hoped the 60-minute film will inspire people to get involved in health research and make a difference to the ways in which health services are delivered.

The screening is being organised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN). Ruth Day, 47, one of the event organisers and a Patient and Public representative hopes East Midlanders will enjoy the film and learning about how they can support health research.

The People are Messy film follows the story of two patients with a rare blood disease and their consultant whose research has been turned down for funding because of a lack of patient and public involvement. We hope to show how involvement in health research can support the development of new treatments, improve the NHS and save lives. We're hoping from the event that we will be able to encourage more members of the public to get involved and make a difference to the future of health research.

People from all ages and backgrounds are welcome to the event, and tickets are free. All attendees will receive a free lunch as well as an opportunity to visit the Research Fair to find out more about opportunities in health research.

For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit






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