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Nine out of ten people would take part in clinical research

  Created on Thursday, 16 Oct 2014. Posted in News Items

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 an all-time-low figure of just 3% saying they would not consider it at all.

Last year over 600,000 people took part in research which aims to improve diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in the NHS. The growing importance of clinical research to the general public and their increased willingness to take part suggests that this number is set to rise.

Patients interested in research can visit: www.crn.nihr.ac.uk to find out more about taking part and see what research is happening in their local area.