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Date: 09 May 2023
Students enjoyed a chance to see how clinical studies are run at an event to showcase the many different career paths in health and care research.
Twelve students from UTC Portsmouth, a specialist STEM college, took part in the hands-on event at Queen Alexandra Hospital with staff from the Portsmouth Research Hub, run by Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
The day was inspired by work which takes place in research hubs across Wessex, run by the NIHR.
“We were really keen to get involved with this, to show just how exciting working in health research really is,” said Johanna Mouland, Research Nurse Lead at Portsmouth Research Hub. “The young people understood instantly that any medication we take has to begin with research. It was great to them getting really hands on, handling injections and needles – they were so confident and enthusiastic.”
Patient and Public Involvement Facilitator Sharon Court, who designed the event, added: “We wanted to offer an opportunity to local students to see how the NHS works from the inside and perhaps inspire them to think about getting involved in research or healthcare roles when they’re older.”
Students learned how anyone who comes forward to be part of a research study is carefully taken through a process of informed consent before they’re enrolled on a trial. They also learned how to undertake essential health checks, to ensure the participant is fit to take part in the study. This included checking each other’s blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate.
UTC science teacher Andrea Hedegus said: “It has given the students a real insight into how clinical trials work, without over-glamorising it. So many careers aren’t obvious - and this shows all the different roles and routes available beyond nurse and doctor.”
The students also go the opportunity to practice taking blood from a rubber arm. PHU staff showed students how locate the vein and draw a sample of mock blood.
Alexia Seamer, 17, said: “Being able to actually do real things makes such a difference. I loved taking blood - I got it on the first try!’
They were also able to draw fluid into a syringe, and inject the contents into a skin and muscle block. Later in the day the group visited the Pharmacy, speaking to staff there, before going to the Research Laboratory and having a tour of the hospital’s extensive microbiology departments.
Martha Benford, 16, added: “I’ve really enjoyed being behind the scenes. After today, I definitely would consider a career in this sort of area, maybe being a research nurse.”
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