Watch Vaccines for All: a community conversation about covid-19 vaccines research
Vaccines for All - a community conversation about COVID-19 vaccines research
Following the opening of the new Vaccines Trials Centre in Bethnal Green, we held a community conversation on Monday 7 December, with faith and community leaders, healthcare professionals and clinical academics. The session included a series of short talks to discuss Covid-19 vaccines research and why it's important that people from all ethnicities, ages and health groups take part. If you missed it, you can now watch the recording here.
Taking part in COVID-19 clinical trials and studies
If you are a patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms at one of our hospitals, you may be approached with information about clinical trials and other studies we are running and we will invite you to consider taking part. To help you decide whether you want to take part, a member of staff will explain what the study or studies involve and answer any questions you might have. They will also give you patient information sheets (PIS) about the studies. You are under no obligation to say yes, and your standard care will not be affected if you decide not to take part.
In cases where a patient with COVID-19 symptoms, is unable to consent to take part in a study themselves, we will approach their next of kin to ask their opinion whether the patient would want to be involved or not. If you know already that taking part in COVID-19 research is something you would like to do, talk to your next of kin and share your views with them.
Learn more about COVID-19 research
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Trials Connect - COVID-19 study information (put together by a patient-led group)
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) latest COVID-19 news.