Shafquat Hussain

“I am really proud to be the first person in the UK to start this trial” 

The Trust is committed to investing in research and development. Last year we were again successful in signing up the first patient in the UK to an international clinical research trial for diabetes.

Shafquat Hussain from Cheetham Hill in Manchester was approached by the diabetes research team at North Manchester General Hospital as a potential participant in the research trial and when he agreed to take part he was the first patient in the UK to actually start taking the medication/placebo.

As a regular attendee at the North Manchester General Hospital diabetes and endocrinology centre for the management of his diabetes, Mr Hussain is now taking part in four monthly diabetes research follow-up sessions.

He said: “The nurses and doctors in the diabetes centre and particularly the diabetes research team have been fantastic. I could not be happier with the care that I am receiving. The staff are approachable and caring and I understand more about my diabetes now after speaking with Joanne, the research nurse, and feel that I can manage it better. I am also really proud that I am the first person in the UK to start this trial.”