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.

  • Colleen Thomson

    Colleen Thomson

    18 March 2019

    Colleen Thomson returned to her job as a hairdresser after volunteering for a breast cancer study at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
  • Greg


    15 March 2019

    Greg talks about his experience of taking part in a tuberculosis study.
  • Michele Steventon

    Michele Steventon

    26 February 2019

    A Greater Manchester glaucoma patient has told how taking part in a ground-breaking research study has “freed her” from the condition.
  • Sue Rees

    Sue Rees

    22 February 2019

    Sue, a clinical research advocate, is helping others in her community
  • Judith Lindsey

    Judith Lindsey

    21 February 2019

    For Judith Lindsey, research is about building something for future generations
  • Dexter


    07 February 2019

    Learn about how Dexter's participation in research had got him determined to get more young people involved.
  • Karen Andrews

    Karen Andrews

    30 January 2019

    Find out how one research participant is using her own experience to help make taking part in research even better for others.
  • Willie and Linda Aspinall

    Willie and Linda Aspinall

    27 January 2019

    Willie and Linda Aspinall share their experience of being involved with research into alzheimer's disease
  • Joan Jones

    Joan Jones

    27 January 2019

    Joan shares her experience of being involved with research at Liverpool Heart and Chest
  • Tony Hill

    Tony Hill

    24 January 2019

    Tony Hill explains how research has made such a difference to his life