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.
03 July 2017
Max was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just fifteen years old, and took part in a research study that will help inform more large scale NIHR research into cancer.
05 June 2017
Amelie Holl, aged 4, is helping NHS researchers find better treatments and care for future patients via the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) study.
01 May 2017
In 2011, Mandy was introduced to two researchers from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Dr Robert Semple and Dr Victoria Parker.
03 April 2017
Jane Owen of Plymouth believes she wouldn’t have survived Diabetes if it wasn’t for treatment advances informed by clinical research.
06 March 2017
Stuart is prepared to travel 200 miles to attend clinic appointments for a Cystic Fibrosis research study at a South West hospital.
06 February 2017
Taking part in a health research study gave me back my life – and it’s better than before, says South West participant Peter Stamp.
09 January 2017
Bozena Bajer feels that taking part in a clinical research study has given her a much better understanding of her operation and her condition.
05 December 2016
Ann Grimes and Jan Cashmore took part in diabetes study.
07 November 2016
David Shiers is a retired GP who developed a keen interest in obesity and mental health when his daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 16. His experiences as a carer have played an important role in shaping the STEPWISE study.
03 October 2016
Susannah Page has both personal and family experience of mental health research