The HSRU Public Engagement Group (PEG) organised a TweetChat on 20 May 2021, 12-30-1.30 to mark International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD). The chat was hosted by the HSRU Twitter page using the hashtag #TrialsChat.
During the TweetChat hour, lots of interesting and thought-provoking discussion took place. For example, when asked ‘How can we improve virtual events aimed at the public?’, suggestions ranged from hosting a Q and A session (similar to BBC News’ Covid Q and A with Prof Linda Bauld and Dr Chris Smith) to liaising with existing community groups or involving social media ‘influencers’ to link to different audiences. A total of 23 different accounts got involved and 100 tweets were sent in total. The #TrialsChat tweets were seen over 107,000 times (also known as Twitter Impressions). You can see the Twitter full conversation by searching #TrialsChat.
Thanks to all those who took part and helped to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day.