I once wrote an article for a local rag bemoaning the state of the town's railway station. When, two days later, the council announced plans for its complete redevelopment I expressed my shame and guilt to a friend for not having known this. "Simon," he said after a long pause, "it sounds like a simple case … Continue reading UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG) now shows open trials by location in early Xmas stocking filler for patients
This is already doing the rounds on twitter but I thought I would share the email/letter that I have sent out to those who took part in the survey.... I am pleased to let you know that the results of the UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG) Patient and Public Survey conducted last summer have been … Continue reading Public have their say on clinical trials gateway
We do beat ourselves up on a regular basis in this country. Sometimes appropriately. But often the punches fly a little too freely. Australia have launched a new clinical trials website today to boost patient recruitment. It has strengths. But it is not as good as our own UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG). For one … Continue reading Australia launches new clinical trials website for consumers and it’s not as good as the UK’s (UKCTG)
Over a half a million members of the British public took part in clinical trials through the NIHR Clinical Trials Research Networks in 2010, a 24% increase on the year before. Those are the Government's figures, not mine. Last week's 'life sciences' announcement included a range of measures to increase patient recruitment to trials. These include … Continue reading In defence of the clinical trial patient: a health research ombudsman?
The UK Clinical Trials Gateway has just launched a mobile phone app enabling you to search for information on clinical trials. You can download it through the Apple Store by typing 'UK Clinical Trials Gateway' into the search field. Otherwise appgrabber has it for download here. And its free. Not yet available as a full … Continue reading Free new UK clinical trials search phone app available
The world has gone consultation mad. Another two dropped into my inbox yesterday. I'm seriously considering booking myself into consultation rehab. A few days off next week will at least allow me to undergo an intensive consultation detox programme in the meantime. For those of you who have set aside today to write a response to … Continue reading Stem cell research and charities