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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:

September 2017

Title:       Sickle Cell Awareness

Host:      Dr Ann Hunter, Consultant Haematologist

Date:      Wednesday 27th September

Time:      6pm - 8pm

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

Cost:       FREE

People with Sickle Cell Disease produce unusually shaped red blood cells that can cause problems when they can become stuck in blood vessels. Join us as Dr Hunter talks about this chronic and debilitating condition.

October 2017

Title:      Using MRI to Improve Heart Health

Host:     Professor Gerry McCann, Consultant Cardiologist

Date:     Wednesday 25th October 2017

Time:     6pm - 8pm

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

Cost:     FREE

Professor McCann will give an outline of how MRI scanning works and how different information can be obtained on structure, function and assessing the heart's blood supply. He will show how MRI can reduce the number of invasive tests for patients with heart disease.

 November 2017

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.

More dates to be announced soon....