When asked, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will tell you that 630,000 people took part in a clinical study last year. I wonder, however, whether that number should be raised to nearer one million*. For alongside many participants during their journey in research, walks a mother, father, brother, sister or significant other. One … Continue reading Untold stories in clinical research: the carer’s tale
Respected Times columnist, Libby Purves, took aim last week at the campaigning work of charities (see article (pay-wall)). As did Chris Snowdon, a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), who wrote this piece in CITYA.M. Both appear to share a romanticised view of charity in which charities would be better 'seen and not heard.' And through a soft-focus lens at … Continue reading Charities should be often seen and loudly heard.