Public Invited to Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Research Webinars

Oxfordshire experts in diabetes and high blood pressure research will be on hand to answer questions from the public at two online webinars in November.

They will answer questions about current research and what the future holds for better tests and treatments in an event organised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (see notes to editors for more about the NIHR).

Dr Katharine Owen, Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford will be on a panel of experts taking questions about diabetes research on Thursday 11 November from 7pm to 8pm.

The University of Oxford’s Professor Paul Leeson will be taking questions about research into high blood pressure on Friday 12 November from midday to 12.45pm. Sign up at

Those unable to attend the webinars at the dates above can provide their email addresses on the form provided to be sent a recording of the event later.

Participating in health research helps develop new treatments, improve the NHS, public health and social care and save lives.

The NHS, public health and social care supports research by giving patients opportunities to take part in trials. Healthy people can also take part so results can be compared to those with a medical condition.

Patients are also encouraged to ask their doctor or health professional about research opportunities and view trials seeking volunteers at