What is a clinical trial?
The object of clinical trials are to establish the effectiveness and effects of new medicines destine for public consumption. Paid volunteers are given the new medicine as part of a clinical trial and monitored to gage its effects. A clinical trial is usually to test:
1) How the new medicine interacts with other medication and consumables. 2) Variables relating to dosage and side effects. 3) The length of time it takes to ingest and absorb the new medicine, then how long it takes to disperse from the system. During a clinical trial your health is of the upmost importance. Volunteers will be monitored closely during trials, not only for safety but to guarantee accurate results. Upon administration of the new medication blood samples will be collected and the analysis will begin continuing throughout the clinical trial. Other tests are usually made at various stages of the trial such as temperature, blood pressure and heart rate measurement. All tests will be recorded and combine to analyse the nature and effectiveness of the medication being tested.
Do I get paid for clinical trials?
All volunteers are paid for their time. The payment amounts vary according to which clinical trial you participate in. The payment is usually around £3,000 for the more in-depth and lengthy clinical trials while short trials can command a payment of £500. The exact payment amount will be discussed when making an enquiry with us and are set out by the clinic. And by the way, all travel expenses are reimbursed by us. The reimbursement of travel expenses make Jamos a good choice for those on a budget. We are not aware of any other clinical trial recruitment companies that currently refund travel expenses.
Can I find out where clinical trials are happening?
Here at ukpaidclinicaltrials.com we provide information on clinical trials thats happen across the United Kingdom. We act as an intermediary and know when the clinical trials are scheduled in your area. We will not only put you in touch with the clinics but also help you along the way with information and the reimbursement of travel costs. Please contact us for more information on our service.
Clinical trials happen all over the UK but mainly in the bigger cities like London, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester (among others). If you are unsure that trials happen near you or cant find the information in the links below please contact us to find out more. Please click in the links to find out more about clinical trials in your nearest area.
Are overnight stays involved in clinical trials?
For most trials the answer is yes. The various requirements of a trial will always be explained in advance and every chance is given for volunteers to ask all the questions they require. Usually clinical trial participants will need to stay for the duration of the trial to ensure the best supervision is given. All clinics provide comfortable overnight stay with food and assistance included.
If I change my mind, can I leave the trial?
Yes, being a volunteer for a clinical trial is just that, voluntary. Participants can change their mind and leave a trial at any time before, during or after. Many people choose to become volunteers and have a good experience with good remuneration but its not for everyone. Volunteers are free to leave and can discuss their concerns with staff and doctors at the clinic anytime.
Can I volunteer for a trial?
Most people can become a volunteer for a clinical trial whether you are healthy or currently an out-patient. Most people can be placed within the correct trial that suits your circumstances and area of residence. Providing you are over 18 and your doctor has three years of your medical records, please contact us to find out more about volunteering and your eligibility for a paid clinical trial.
Are clinical trials safe?
Clinical trials in the United Kingdom are made under the strictest conditions with supervision from highly qualified doctors and nurses. All trials are run in-line with rules and regulations that govern practices and procedures to the letter. Discussions about the potential risks involved and benefits of attending clinical trials can be explained in full before, during and after the trial for complete peace of mind. Before taking part, great care is taken to ensure that you are a suitable candidate to participate. All volunteers are screened and required to undergo a medical examination. These examinations will include a variety of tests including blood samples and blood pressure measurements. Clinics will also contact GP’s to ascertain if any medical conditions or previous studies undertaken may affect your edibility to participate.
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