Involving people in clinical research is an essential part of the development of new treatments, and having clinical trials based in the UK means patients get faster access to treatments too. This offers hope, particularly where no other treatment options are available and time is limited.

Medical research charities play a vital role in supporting recruitment to research. They use innovative ways to do this and are a good interface between patients and research as they are trusted by the communities they serve.

In this briefing, we share examples of how charities are supporting the recruitment of patients to clinical studies. We also outline some of their priorities, the barriers they face in this area and next steps. Read it below (please ensure you've accepted cookies - you can manage options at the bottom right of this page). Use the buttons at the bottom of the report to navigate. You can also download a PDF version.