Professor Paul Myles, Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, The Alfred Hospital

Healthcare in Australia has improved dramatically over these past decades because of the clinical trials we’re conducting.

The research we do is about trying to optimise patient comfort before and after an operation. By having research as part of the patient care experience, we are not just providing what we see as the very best healthcare here and now, we are also asking questions about how we can improve it further.

By doing research, you’re at the cutting edge of medicine. It ensures that we are up-to-date with the latest and best evidence and that provides a real positive energy around the hospitals. It actually helps us attract the very best junior doctors to come and train at our hospital.

Clinical trials are practical, clinically important, and they do change practice very quickly. By encouraging patients to consider going on a clinical trial, it helps us and also patients in the future. Clinical trials really deliver better quality care for everybody.

You really can make a difference, not just now but into the future.