Inspirational experiences from patients, their families and carers

We’ve gathered some fantastic stories from people across England, whose lives have been transformed by clinical research.  All you need to do is click on the links below to access experiences relating to a wide range of conditions. You’ll find short-films and video-diaries to explore, plus audio and written accounts too.

  • Jack Newman

    Jack Newman

    18 January 2019

    Jack is using a mobile phone app connected to a pump to deliver insulin as part of a study into type 1 diabetes.
  • Lorraine Walters

    Lorraine Walters

    18 January 2019

    Lorraine participated in a drug study to avoid having surgery to treat an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Ian Exton

    Ian Exton

    08 January 2019

    Learn more about a how research participant from the East Midlands is using his involvement to support a good cause.
  • Claire Forrest

    Claire Forrest

    26 November 2018

    A new 24-hour glucose monitoring device - tested during a clinical trial - has given Leeds woman Claire Forrest renewed hope as she lives with type 1 diabetes.
  • George Stewart

    George Stewart

    02 November 2018

    George found his memory had improved since taking part in a research trial into viewing historical events on a touchscreen computer to help with dementia.
  • Harry Murdoch

    Harry Murdoch

    04 September 2018

    A family whose son was born more than 15 weeks early have spoken of their pride at taking part in clinical research which will help future premature babies.
  • Dale Kay

    Dale Kay

    21 August 2018

    A former solicitor and university lecturer has told how she is proud to take part in clinical research into Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Archie Lawrence

    Archie Lawrence

    21 August 2018

    The parents of a child born extremely prematurely say they took part in clinical research to help future families facing the same life-threatening ordeal.
  • Terry Lowes

    Terry Lowes

    09 August 2018

    A man from Stockton has said taking part in research trial at a health trust has saved his life – after it led to a bowel cancer diagnosis.
  • Samantha Russell

    Samantha Russell

    08 August 2018

    Samantha Russell was sterilised because of chronic pelvic pain and chose to take part in a trial into whether painkiller gabapentin is an effective treatment for her condition.