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Parkinson's UK: Guide to Clinical Trials

Published: 7 February 2014

There are many myths surrounding clinical trials which can often be off-putting to potential participants. To tackle this, Parkinson's UK has just produced a Guide to Clinical Trials to help people with Parkinson’s understand what taking part in a trial involves and why they are important.

The guide is packed full of information including:

  • What is a clinical trial?
  • How can clinical trials help people affected by Parkinson’s?
  • What is the government’s policy on research and clinical trials?
  • Will my information be kept confidential?
  • What are the phases of clinical trials?
  • How are clinical trials designed and regulated?
  • What are the benefits and risks of taking part in a clinical trial?
  • What happens in a clinical trial?
  • What happens after a clinical trial?
  • Why do some trials take several years?
  • How can I find out about clinical trials taking place?