Coronavirus update: raising awareness of clinical trials
The UK government is now urging doctors and medical professionals across the country to recommend patients for ongoing drug trials. Action has been taken after NHS England’s medical director, Stephen Powis, warned the government, in a letter delivered earlier this week, that life-saving knowledge of the disease can only be gathered via large-scale clinical studies. Powis states: ‘As yet, there are no proven treatments for COVID-19. We need to gather reliable evidence through clinical trials.’
As measures are now being taken across the UK to increase awareness of clinical research, we thought it would be best to reflect on how we as a company can help research sites everywhere in raising awareness. In addition to our partnership with Lazarus, that will help promote new and essential symptom-checker software, we’ve had a search through our archives for the best articles that outline everything you need to know about clinical research and how you, regardless of experience, can get involved. Check out our top picks below.
Check out our archives
Here at Citruslabs, we know a thing or two about clinical trials. So, we’ve put together a list of articles that covers the ins and outs of any successful, research project. Whether you are a researcher yourself or are simply interested in finding out more, the Citruslabs blog is an excellent resource for everything clinical trial-related.
New to clinical research?
Why we should participate: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/2019/10/07/5-reasons-to-participate-in-clinical-trials
The facts and fictions of clinical studies: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/clinical-trial-myths-what-is-true-and-what-is-not
Need help planning a trial?
The best automated assistants for patient recruitment: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/patient-recruitment-the-best-automated-assistants-for-2020
The dos and don’ts of planning clinical studies: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/the-do-s-and-don-ts-of-planning-your-clinical-trial
Want to know how to market your study?
Destigmatizing clinical trials through marketing: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/2020/01/16/fear-of-the-doctor-how-to-destigmatize-clinical-trials
Patient recruitment and the coronavirus: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/patient-recruitment-the-lifeline-for-research-right-now
Patient retention and the importance of a patient-first approach: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/2020/01/17/patient-retention-strategies-that-actually-work
Want to know about common mistakes and how to avoid them?
Clinical research etiquette and patient-friendliness: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/2020/01/29/alzheimers-research-is-your-study-dementia-friendly
3 research mistakes to avoid (a Biogen case study): https://www.citruslabs.com/post/2020/01/10/3-clinical-research-mistakes-to-avoid-a-biogen-breakdown
Unintentional gender bias: https://www.citruslabs.com/post/gender-bias-how-your-research-results-could-be-irrelevant
Here at Citruslabs, we've created the ideal patient recruitment dashboard to help any researcher improve their current metrics. With over 3 million patients on record, we ensure research sites are connected to a thoroughly educated and engaged pool of participants; so, it is no wonder why we have such high patient confidence! Now, we would say that other models are available - but this would be a lie. In fact, unlike that offered by other patient recruitment companies, our easy-to-use dashboard is the first-of-its-kind for the market; giving researchers a unique insight into their patients’ wants and needs via industry-leading technology. The future of clinical recruitment starts here.
Interested in finding out more? Get in touch with us here, and check out our archives for all our top tips and tricks on running successful clinical trials in today's constantly changing industry.
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