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We are proud to present our FREE Leicester's Marvellous Medicine talks, hosted by a different leading medical expert each month. 

Our Marvellous Medicine talks offer an insight into medical specialities at Leicester’s Hospitals and an opportunity to experience what is at the forefront of medicine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  

Staff, Public Trust Members and the general public all are welcome to attend for free.

There is no need to book a place, simply come along on the day. If you would like more information, please contact:

The Patient and Public Involvement/Membership Office

Tel: 0116 258 8592

Email: MembershipDesk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Please see details below for upcoming talks:


January 2018

Title:       Volunteering - Good for your Health?

Host:      Alison Reynolds, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Date:      Wednesday 24th January 

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:    Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:       FREE

Volunteering can have many positive health benefits for individuals.  It also offers opportunities to support people to regain skills and confidence while they are helping others. Find out more about the range of volunteering opportunities at Leicester’s Hospitals and the ways in which you could benefit from becoming a volunteer.


February 2018

Title:       Ultra-radical surgery in advanced ovarian and colorectal cancer

Host:       Dr Supratik Chattopadhyay,Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist & Dr Kirsten Boyle, Consultant Colorectal                    Surgeon

Date:       Wednesday 21st February

Time:       6pm - 8pm

Venue:     Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:        FREE

At Leicester’s Hospitals we have developed ‘maximum effort surgery’ for some patients with advanced ovarian and bowel cancer.  Although the surgery is radical, patient outcomes are positive. This type of intervention is only available in a few centres in the country. Why not come along and hear more from our team of specialists. 


March 2018

Title:       Aches and Pains - Myths of Arthritis

Host:      Dr Arumugam Moorthy, Consultant Rheumatologist

Date:      Wednesday 21st March

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:    Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:       FREE

Arthritis is a term often used to refer to disorders that affect the joints. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. In this informative talk Dr Moorthy will be dispelling some of the myths surrounding this common condition and giving advice for people who suffer from Arthritis. 


April 2018

Title:       Bowel Cancer Screening

Host:      Dr Richard Robinson, Consultant Gastroenterologist and the Bowel Cancer Screening Team

Date:      Wednesday 25th April

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:    Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:       FREE

If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, before symptoms appear, it is easier to treat and there is a much better chance of survival. A simple screening test offers both reassurance and can identify the disease early, before it becomes more advanced. Come along and find out more about this life saving NHS screening programme. 


May 2018 

Title:       Endometriosis

Host:      Dr Tarek Gelbaya, Consultant Gynaecologist

Date:      Tuesday 15th May

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:    Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:       FREE

Endometriosis is a common condition where cells of the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body. It leads to pain and scar tissue formation called “adhesions”.  An estimated two million women in the UK have this condition, which can range from minimal to severe. In 2014, Leicester’s Hospitals set up a specialist service for women with Endometriosis. Come along and find out more about the work of this service. 


June 2018 

Title:      70 Years of the NHS: A Special Celebration! 

Host:     Various

Date:     *Change of Date* Monday 9th July

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:   Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:      FREE

Join us as we look back over 70 years of the NHS. This special talk will cover the history of Leicester’s Hospitals through pictures, artefacts and recollections of staff and patients.


July 2018 

Title:       Children’s Allergies

Host:      Dr David Luyt, Paediatric Consultant

Date:       *Change of Date* Tuesday 17th July

Time:      6pm - 8pm

Venue:    Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost:       FREE

The prevalence of food allergy, particularly nut allergy, has increased dramatically in the UK over the past 20 years.  Join us to hear from the multi-professional Children’s Allergy team how they are implementing the most up to date research to treat, cure and even prevent food allergy in their young patients.


August 2018  

 * Please note we will not be running a talk in August *



September 2018

Title: Injection Antibiotics at Home - Helping patients get out of hospital sooner.   

Host:  Dr Helena White, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Date: Thursday 20th September

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Education Centre at Leicester General Hospital 

Cost: FREE

Some patients require injection antibiotics but are otherwise well enough to leave hospital. The OPAT service (Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Service) enables them to resume normal life whilst still receiving treatment at home. Dr White will discuss how OPAT is delivered, the kinds of infections which are treated in this way, and how OPAT helps UHL and the wider NHS to achieve its goal of treating more patients in the community.


More dates to be announced soon....