Nine in ten Thames Valley residents would volunteer for clinical trials as new unit to open

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thames Valley residents are overwhelmingly likely to help health research through a clinical trial, according to an NHS survey.

Ninety-three (93%) percent of respondents indicated that they would be willing to take part in clinical research, as stats show nearly 300,000 people across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes have taken part in a trial with the National Institute of Health Research.

The Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit, which recently launched in collaboration between the University of Reading, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will be offering a full Clinical Trials service bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, research nurses, trial managers, data experts and support staff.

The TVCTU will be looking for collaborations with anyone wishing to provide research opportunities for clinicians and patients in the Thames Valley area including in primary care. We have particular expertise around complex interventions in the areas of mental and physical health, specifically in cardiovascular disease, diet, cognitive decline, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and multimorbidity.

To find out more about being involved in a Clinical Trial please contact us.