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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:


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 - 7.30pm

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.


October 2018

Title: ECMO - Life-saving Intervention

Host:  Dr Susan Dashey,  Consultant in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and ECMO

Date: Thursday 11th October

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

ECMO, or extracorporeal membranous oxygenation is a life-saving intervention offered to patients when they have a critical condition which prevents the lungs or heart from working normally. Glenfield is one of only 5 centres in the UK offering Veno-Venous ECMO for respiratory failure and the only one able to perform ECMO for both adults and children. Join us to find out more about this life-saving intervention.


November 2018

Title: Organ Donation

Host:  Dr Jane Victoria Gill,  Consultant Neonatologist and Co-Clinical Lead for Organ Donation

Date: Thursday 8th November

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE

There are ever increasing numbers of patients receiving life-saving or life improving transplants as a result of families saying yes to organ donation at the end of their loved ones life.  The developments in organ transplantation over the last 70 years within the NHS have been remarkable, with new and novel technologies being developed for the future to allow organs donated to be the best possible for their recipients.  The most important thing individuals can do is have the conversation with their family about their wishes at the end of life.

Please come along to this talk to hear more about the history of organ donation in the UK, the process involved and some real life stories of both donor families and recipients of this life saving gift.  


December 2018

Title: TBC

Host: TBC

Date: TBC

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: FREE


More dates to be announced soon....