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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.  

The talks are hosted by some of Leicester’s Hospitals leading consultants from a variety of departments and services, who offer a unique insight into their area of expertise.

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 and Membership Office

Tel: 0116 258 8592

Email: MembershipDesk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Please see details below for upcoming talks:



 November 2017 - CANCELLED

Title:      Keep Antibiotics Working

Host:     Corrine Ashton, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist

Date:     Tuesday 14th November 2017

Time:    6pm - 8pm

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

Cost:     FREE

This talk will explain what antibiotic resistance is, describe the extent of the problem and explain how you can help minimise the risks. During the evening we will explore how you can make better use of antibiotics and help these vital medicines from becoming obsolete.


 December 2017

Title:   Pre-conception Care - Healthy Pregnancies; Healthy Babies

Host:  Dr Tanu Singhal, Deputy Head of Service Maternity, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Date:  Tuesday 12th December

Time:  6pm - 8pm

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

Cost:    FREE

It is never too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception care is about things you can do before getting pregnant to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. This talk addresses general health and common medical problems to help achieve a safe pregnancy outcome.


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:       TBC

Host:      TBC

Date:      TBC

Time:      6pm - 8pm

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

Cost:       FREE


July 2018 

Title:       Children’s Allergies

Host:      Dr David Luyt, Paediatric Consultant

Date:      Wednesday 11th 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.



More dates to be announced soon....