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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:


Calendar 2019


January 2019

Title: CRASH - Injury and Bleeding

Speaker: Professor Tim Coats, Professor of Emergency Medicine

Date: Thursday 17th January

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Major trauma is the biggest killer of children and younger adults in the UK, and across the world injury is rapidly becoming one of the 21st century's major health challenges. One third of the deaths following major injury are due to bleeding, one third due to head injury and one third due to multiple organ failure. Ten years ago we began studying an old drug called tranexamic acid (TXA for short) which had been used to stop bleeding from surgery. We tried using this on trauma victims, conducting a study on more than 20,000 patients. This was successful and is predicted to save about 30,000 lives a year worldwide.

The same treatment is now being tried in other emergency bleeding situations such as bleeding after childbirth, severe head injury and vomiting blood.


February 2019

Title: Prostate Cancer 

Speaker:  Dr John Beatty, Consultant Urologist

Date: Thursday 28th February

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. In some men, the cancer grows slowly and may never cause problems. For other men however, the cancer is more likely to spread, requiring treatment. Come and find out more information about the symptoms and treatment.


March 2019

Title: Cervical Screening Programme

Speaker: Dr Vishanthi Shesha, Consultant Gynaecologist

Date: Thursday 7th March

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Cervical cancer rates are rising in young women and the peak age in the UK is now between 25-29 years. Unfortunately, Leicester has one of the lowest smear uptakes in England. Dr Shesha will discuss changes in the cervical screening programme due to start in 2019, ways to improve screening uptake and the importance of HPV vaccination in young girls.


April 2019

Title: Stroke Awareness

Speaker: Dr David Eveson, Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Date: Thursday 25th April

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

When it comes to stroke, every minute counts. Your immediate action can help prevent brain damage and long-term disability. Would you know what to do if you suspected someone was having a stroke? If not, can you afford to miss this talk?


May 2019

Title: Mental Health - The benefits of good mental health in a busy world  

Speaker: Dr Deepti Desai, Liaison Psychiatry Consultant, Leicester Partnership Trust

Date: Thursday 16th May

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Life is busy; are you looking after yourself? Come and learn about the benefits of looking after your own mental health and how this can also help your physical health. The talk will give you ideas on introducing simple things to your day to day life that can make a big difference to your wellbeing. We will also be looking at some of the more common mental health conditions.


June 2019

Title: Eyes - What to look out for?

Speaker: Dr Antonella Berry-Brincat, Ophthalmology Consultant

Date: Tuesday 4th June

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

This talk will give a brief overview of the most common eye conditions including cataract, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.During the session, Dr Berry-Brincat will explain how to identify these conditions,when to seek help and how to prevent and control treatable eye conditions


 

More dates to be announced soon....