CLINICAL RESEARCH: England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has opened a new £2.45 million clinical research centre at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital was recently recognised for recruiting more people to patient trials than any other in the UK and boasts some of the best clinical research in the country.

Karen James, the trust’s acting chief executive, said that there was clear evidence that people who are treated in hospitals that undertake clinical trials have better health outcomes.

“This is because they are more intensively monitored and the level of their care of tens continues after the trial has finished. Manchester has some of the poorest health indicators in the country. That’s why we are proud of our track record of taking lab bench work and turning it into patient benefit and the new Centre will help us deliver even more,” she added.