A clinical trial is a particular type of clinical research that compares one treatment with another. It may involve patients, healthy volunteers or both.
Pharmacy has a vital role to play in relation to clinical research. The pharmacy team safeguard participants, healthcare professionals and the Trust by ensuring trial medications are appropriate for use and are obtained, handled, stored and used safely and correctly.
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham