Why volunteer for a clinical trial?
Connect with local healthcare professionals and access the latest medicines and therapies through your guided FutureMeds clinical trial journey.
Access the latest medicines & therapies
Gain access to the latest treatments, therapies and medicines for various conditions and illnesses through your trial journey.
Connect with expert doctors & clinicians
Access free consultations over the course of your trial and connect with highly experienced FutureMeds medical professionals.
Help progress medical science
Help support scientific discovery and development to ensure other people have access to the very best treatments and medicines.
Your guided trial experience
- Receive a free eligibility health check for our trials from our highly trained staff, who focus on your comfort & safety
- Experience support & regular monitoring every step of the way through your trial journey
- Enjoy flexibility & choice around your trial experience support to find what works best for you
Questions people ask most
If you do have any questions not answered below, please reach out to us at enquiries email@example.com
Your normal healthcare will not be affected by taking part in a clinical trial.
During the trial, you can continue to visit your doctor for any health issues not related to your participation in the trial.
Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to:
Play an active role in their own health care.
Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
Help others by taking part in a research trial.
There are risks to clinical trials.
There may be unpleasant, serious or even life-threatening side effects to experimental treatment. All risks are discussed with you before you decide to take part in a trial.
The experimental treatment may not be effective for the participant.
It may require more of their time and attention than would a non-protocol treatment, such as trips to the study site or completing a symptom or drug diary.
Experienced doctors and nurses will closely monitor you during the study. In fact, participants in clinical trials are often more closely monitored than patients treated outside clinical trials.
This is because trial protocol requires detailed collection of health data and frequent patient checkups to assess how patients are doing.
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, clinical research is regulated with built-in safeguards to protect the participants.
The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. An Ethics committee has to have approved a clinical trial before it can begin.
Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and care related to specific diseases or medical conditions.
Each study tries to answer a scientific question and find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat that condition.
We are regulated by The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). MHRA is the regulatory authority responsible for clinical trial approvals, oversight, and inspections in the United Kingdom (UK).
The MHRA grants permission for clinical trials to be conducted in the UK in accordance with the MHCTR and the MHCTR2006.
Treatment trials test experimental treatments, new combinations of drugs, or new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.
Prevention trials look for better ways to prevent disease in people who have never had the disease or to prevent a disease from returning. These approaches may include medicines, vaccines, vitamins, minerals, or lifestyle changes.
Diagnostic trials are conducted to find better tests or procedures for diagnosing a particular disease or condition.
Screening trials test the best way to detect certain diseases or health conditions.
Quality of Life trials look at ways to improve comfort and the quality of life for individuals with a chronic illness.
After you start receiving treatment or care according to the research protocol, you may decide you no longer wish to continue in the trial.
You can withdraw your consent to take part in a trial at any time and you do not have to give a reason.
In Phase I trials, researchers test an experimental drug or treatment in a small group of people (20-80) for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.
In Phase II trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people (100-300) to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety.
In Phase III trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to large groups of people (1,000-3,000) to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the experimental drug or treatment to be used safely.
In Phase IV trials, post marketing studies collect additional information including the drug’s risks, benefits, and optimal use.
- Our experienced research team are dedicated to overcoming the challenges of clinical research through innovation
- Our specialist and dedicated research team are equipped to support intensive studies.
- We collaborate with partner specialists to enhance the patient experience, delivery and quality of the clinical trial process.
How it works
To see if you can join a clinical trial, follow these three steps
Step 1. Register your interest
If you are interested in a trial please register your interest by filling out a form. You can also talk through options with your doctor.
Step 2. Speak with our team
Once you’ve completed your form you will receive a short call from one of our team to see if the trial is suitable and arrange your initial clinic visit.
Step 3. Arrange appointment
If suitable we will arrange an initial clinic visit to discuss what’s available to you and any concerns you may have. If eligible, your next appointment will be a screening visit (health check).
Access promising new treatments and help advance medicine and health care through participating in FutureMeds clinical trials near you
Free Eligibility Health CheckHealth Check
The FutureMeds Health Check is a free comprehensive check-up of your overall health. By analysing your data, our expert team can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems.
Hear from the clinical trial nurses
“By running clinical trials we help to test new medications and treatments for better care for patients.We give people the chance to be part of the exciting journey to new treatments in the future, to feel they have helped to make a difference by taking part. I love feeling that I am making a difference.”
Lynne Savage | Senior Research Nurse | FutureMeds
“I get excited setting up new studies within the UK knowing this will help experts and patients to understand their conditions and treatments better. I enjoy spending time with my patients, getting to know them and their family but also being able to follow them through their research care.”
Bridie Rowbotham | Research Nurse | FutureMeds