How you benefit from taking part
All medicines, from headache tablets to life-saving drugs have to go through the clinical trial process and it’s people like you that help to make them possible. Being a volunteer and knowing that you’re helping to improve the quality of life for others is a very rewarding experience.
Advantages of taking part in a trial
There are lots of advantages to taking part in a trial at Quotient Clinical – knowing that you’re helping develop the medicines of the future, giving up your time to help others, a free comprehensive health check as part of your enrolment on the trial and getting paid for your time. You’ll also get to relax amongst a group of like-minded people – in the last year alone we worked with over 1,000 volunteers from all sorts of backgrounds – from firemen and accountants to students, social workers, nurses and cabin crew. You’ll also be able to enjoy being looked after in our state-of-the-art facilities with film, television and games to choose from, and all of your meals prepared for you.
The health check we’ll give you is like one an insurance company would ask you to have to qualify for their insurance. You’ll have a thorough physical examination, recording your height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate; a check of your heart function, and both blood and urine samples will be taken. And it goes without saying that if we pick up
anything that might be of concern, however slight, we’ll tell both you and your GP in case they want to check anything out in more detail.
Payment and travel allowance
For each trial you take part you will receive at least £100 per day as well as a travel allowance to attend the clinic*. Your payment is also tax exempt but, if you’re receiving benefits you should check with your benefits provider whether payments from clinical trials will affect them. You’ll get payment details and lots of information about what will happen in the trial in the informed consent document we’ll send you when we book you onto a trial.
* An independent Ethics Committee will agree the amount you’re paid depending on the type of trial and the inconvenience involved.