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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 Team

Tel: 0116 258 8592

Email: MembershipDesk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Please see details below for upcoming talks:


Calendar 2019


August 2019

Title:Caring for frail patients at Leicester’s Hospitals

Speaker: Dr Emily Laithwaite,Consultant, Medicine For The Elderly

Date: Thursday 22nd August

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Learn more about our approach to caring for frail patients in our emergency department. During the talk we will be exploring our Meaningful Activity Service for patients with dementia and our newly developed dementia café and social space.


September 2019

Title: Preventing Amputation: George Davies and the Leicester Vascular Limb Salvage Clinic

Speaker: Mr Robert Davies Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Professor Robert Sayers, Professor of Vascular Surgery

Date: Wednesday 18th September

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Poor circulation in the leg and diabetes are becoming more common. Unfortunately for many of these patients,an amputation is all that can be done. Thanks to a donation by local businessman George Davies, we have developed a strategy to prevent amputation by setting up a ‘limb salvage clinic’. The clinic is able to treat patients more quickly and  prevent the need for amputation.


October 2019

Title: Fibromyalgia and Widespread Pain

Speaker: Dr Thanthullu Vasu, Consultant, Pain Management

Date: Thursday 3rd October

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

People with Fibromyalgia report a number of symptoms including widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, anxiety, and irritable bowel. Every patient with Fibromyalgia experiences it differently. Come and find out more about how we support people to live with this condition.


November 2019

Title: So what does a plastic surgeon really do?

Speaker: Mr Nakul Patel, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Date: Wednesday 13th November

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

When people think of plastic surgery they tend to think of cosmetic enhancements. However, far more of the work of plastic surgeons is reconstructive, restoring the appearance and confidence of patients; helping them to heal both physical and psychological wounds.


 December 2019

Title:Too small and too soon - the science of neonatal intensive care

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Cusack, Consultant Neonatologist

Date: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

Over the last 10 years, survival rates for the smallest and sickest preterm babies have improved. Babies now receive state of the art intensive care with an increasing use of technology. This talk will explore some of today’s neonatal intensive care challenges and what the future holds for preterm babies.


More dates to be announced soon....