Restart Trial





Summary for patients and carers

What is the RESTART trial?

A one page non-medical summary of RESTART.

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What are clinical trials?

A 5 minute video from the Medical Research Council Clinical Research Unit.

Find out about the experience of taking part in a clinical trial.

What people said about issues such as why they took part in a trial, what information they needed, and what it was like for them.

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Read more detailed information about clinical trials, designed for patients:

Why randomised trials are the fair tests of treatments

Testing Treatments interactive (in 12 languages) .

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Clinical trials:

What they are and what they are not, a short pamphlet from UKCRC.

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How can my health records save lives?

The importance of your health records for research:

A pamphlet from the National Institute for Health Research

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What organisations are interested in campaigning to help people like me participate in clinical trials?

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway is here to help you make informed choices about clinical trials. It offers useful guidance on how trials work.

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How does clinical research takes place in the NHS?

OK to ask aims to encourage more patients or carers to ask about research opportunities

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and look at their Facebook page.
Medical research – do we really need it?

It's a surprise to most people to learn that much of medical practice as it now stands is not based on solid science.

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Opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

Public involvement in research is when the research is carried out with or by members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’, or ‘for’ them.

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Share knowledge and learning on public involvement in research.

A national advisory group whose role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research.

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