The CLAHRC was represented at the annual University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) research open day held on July 5th at the hospital. The 2018 edition of the event had special significance in the year we celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday.
We were one of over 30 stalls at the event, which celebrates research going on across UCLH, one of the CLAHRC’s key NHS partners.
Joining our public and patient involvement officer Steven (below left) at the stall were two CLAHRC researchers Emma Dunphy and Dr Rachel Muir.
Dr Muir (below left) gave visitors an opportunity to take part in a LEGO Serious Play demonstration. LEGO Serious Play is an innovative and engaging way to construct and share knowledge and stories in research, and was initially designed to be used in the corporate world to map complex problems through shared models and landscapes. Visitors got the chance to construct mini-models in 3 minute Lego Serious Play exercises. To find out more about Rachel’s work email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma (below left) is a Senior Physiotherapist based at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and supports patients in their journey back to health after injury. Emma has developed TRAK, a web based resource to help with rehabilitation from Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries – particularly common among active sportspeople.
TRAK includes diagrams and short films demonstrating exercises included in a patients rehab programme, and can complement face to face therapy for those in recovery from ACL injuries. For more info on TRAK contact Emma at email@example.com
Our thanks to Emma and Rachel for their time and for UCLH for inviting us to take part and for running an excellent event as ever.