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.

  • Barry and Enid

    Barry and Enid

    04 June 2019

    Barry and Enid Reeves had been married for 69 years when they took part in NHS dementia research after Enid was diagnosed with the condition.
  • Honor Stanmore

    Honor Stanmore

    04 June 2019

    Oxfordshire schoolgirl Honor Stanmore’s eczema has improved since taking medication for a study at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.
  • Richard Lelliott

    Richard Lelliott

    04 June 2019

    Berkshire dad Richard Lelliott took part in NHS research after he was diagnosed with autism during a four-month stay at the inpatients unit at Reading’s Prospect Park Hospital.
  • Chloe Phippard

    Chloe Phippard

    04 June 2019

    Chloe Phippard’s youngest daughter, Ava, took part in a trial to see if daily doses of insulin powder can prevent infants from developing type 1 diabetes.
  • Jeffery and Kaitlyn

    Jeffery and Kaitlyn

    18 April 2019

    Clevedon dad Jeffery talks about the decision to include his daughter Kaitlyn in the CAP-IT study at University Hospitals Bristol.
  • Sam Tilling

    Sam Tilling

    28 March 2019

    Read more about how Sam Tilling took part in a study after having a major haemorrahge that has led to a trial currently taking place in North Bristol Trust
  • Linda Skilton

    Linda Skilton

    25 March 2019

    Linda Skilton was able to return to playing golf after undergoing a procedure for osteoarthritis of the knee as part of a study at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.
  • 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.