NHS research photography exhibition arrives at Milton Keynes Central Library – MKFM 106.3FM

A photo exhibit showcasing groundbreaking NHS medical research taking place in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire has moved to Milton Keynes Central Library.

A photo exhibit showcasing groundbreaking NHS medical research taking place in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire has moved to Milton Keynes Central Library.

“The Body Unlocked: How Research is Changing Lives” features 11 life-size images of people involved in studies including at Milton Keynes University Hospital, researchers at work, and microscopic images of cells and bacteria.

The exhibit – in the library until July 29 – was produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to encourage people to take part in studies in the NHS, public health and social care.

Images include surgeons preparing an injection of pioneering gene therapy for vision loss, dogs smelling urine to detect cancer, a microscope image of cells responsible for blood sugar control and a virtual reality headset to treat mental health problems.

Professor Manu Vatish, Clinical Director of the NIHR Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network, one of the NIHR partners behind the exhibit, said: “Health research is vital to the development of new treatments in the NHS. Clinical research can improve the quality of care we provide and help us learn more about various conditions.

“However, for any research to progress, we rely on public participation. This can range from filling out surveys or giving a blood sample to trying out a new drug or treatment.

Visit thebodyunlocked.info for more information. Venues interested in hosting the exhibition free of charge can contact [email protected]

Patients are also encouraged to ask their doctor or healthcare professional about research opportunities and to view trials looking for volunteers on bepartofresearch.uk.

Tracey L. Sweeney