UK: 9 out of 10 People Would Participate in Clinical Research

October 17, 2014

Applied Clinical Trials

89% of people would be willing to take part in clinical research if they were diagnosed with a medical condition or disease

A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) shows that 89% of people would be willing to take part in clinical research if they were diagnosed with a medical condition or disease – with just 3% saying they would not consider it at all.

The survey also revealed that 95% of people said it was important to them that the National Health Service (NHS) carries out clinical research. NIHR Clinical Research Network's chief executive, Jonathan Sheffield, said: “It is important that we make information about clinical research opportunities widely available to NHS patients, through as many routes as we can. This survey shows that people want to participate and we need to ensure they are made aware of the research opportunities available to them. Through our local Clinical Research Networks, we will continue to actively work withal parts of the NHS to promote research opportunities for patients."

Read the full release here.