Research clinic in Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup appeal for volunteers

The research clinic is based in Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup

The research clinic is based in Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A RESEARCH clinic in Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup is appealing for people to be screened for a lung disease to help bring medical breakthroughs for sufferers.

Company MeDiNova, is looking for men and women of all ages, smokers and non-smokers, to help come forward so they can identify individuals at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Statistics reveal there are about 900,000 people in the UK diagnosed with the potentially lethal disease but the number of undiagnosed cases is thought to be more than two million - with suffers writing their symptoms off as ‘smoker’s cough’.

The chances of developing COPD increase the more a person smokes and the longer they have smoked.

MeDiNova's chief executive Kumar Muthalagappan said: "Screening for illnesses such as COPD forms a vital part of our work as it helps us build a picture and gain knowledge and information on the scale of the health problems faced by our society.

"This in turn helps shape future treatment of patients for their condition."

For more information, call 0203 301 3000, or email info@medinovaresearch.com

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5:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SidcupResident says...

I've volunteered at Queen Mary's in the past, and I have to say it is rewarding.

www.do-it.org.uk is a good website for people looking for volunteering opportunities.
I've volunteered at Queen Mary's in the past, and I have to say it is rewarding. www.do-it.org.uk is a good website for people looking for volunteering opportunities. SidcupResident
  • Score: 4

3:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Mijoed says...

Tried to volunteer but the email address bounces, saying it is restricted. That's one less volunteer for them
Tried to volunteer but the email address bounces, saying it is restricted. That's one less volunteer for them Mijoed
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Mijoed says...

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups:

info@medinovaresearc
h.com (info@medinovaresear
ch.com)
Your message can't be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted.
Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: info@medinovaresearc h.com (info@medinovaresear ch.com) Your message can't be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted. Mijoed
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Celesta says...

An up-to-date picture of Queen Mary's might be helpful...South London Healthcare NHS Trust was dissolved on 30 September 2013 and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust now run the site!!!
An up-to-date picture of Queen Mary's might be helpful...South London Healthcare NHS Trust was dissolved on 30 September 2013 and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust now run the site!!! Celesta
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Mijoed says...

The email address doesn't work. It returned the following error message....

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups:

info@medinovaresearc
h.com
Your message can't be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted.
The email address doesn't work. It returned the following error message.... Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: info@medinovaresearc h.com Your message can't be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted. Mijoed
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Techvedic says...

Good initiative by MeDiNova. People should come forward to make it successful. The contact email address needs to be checked as Mijoed has raised concern. (Editor, Techvedic)
Good initiative by MeDiNova. People should come forward to make it successful. The contact email address needs to be checked as Mijoed has raised concern. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Celesta says...

http://medinovaresea
rch.com/south-london
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http://medinovaresea rch.com/south-london -clinical-studies-ce ntre/ Celesta
  • Score: 1

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